Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick at Forbidden Planet
Join MARCUS SEDGWICK and JULIAN SEDGWICK signing VOYAGES IN THE WORLD OF ORPHEUS BLACK at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 25th May from 2 - 3pm!
Will you take a trip down to the underworld?
It is Blitz-time London and Harry Black, a conscientious objector, is in conflict with his brother Ellis. But when Harry wakes up in hospital to learn that his brother has almost certainly been killed by a V2 rocket falling during a German air raid, he is convinced that Ellis is still alive and can be saved. In a state of wounded delirium, Harry’s mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of the war-torn city, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Harry discharges himself from hospital with Jewish refugee Agatha in toe and begins a search for his brother that will lead them deep into the city’s Underworld...
Marcus Sedgwick is the author of many celebrated novels for young adults, including the Michael L Printz award winning Midwinterblood. He has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and has twice been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Julian Sedgwick is the author of six books for children, including the critically acclaimed Dark Satanic Mills, which he co-authored with his brother Marcus. The Black Dragon, the first book in Julian’s Mysterium trilogy, was the winner of the 2013 Rotherham Children’s Book Award.