A bold, genre bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space bound future.Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages Beginning with the cave drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time Merging Sedgwick s gift for suspense with science and historical fiction, Ghosts of Heaven is a tale is worthy of intense obsession. Read The Ghosts of Heaven – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in in The Restless Dead, 2007 the form of The Heart of Another inspired by Poe s The Tell Tale Heart Of his story, Sedgwick says, This was one of those stories that I thought might be a novel originally but actually was much better suited to the tight form of the short story I had the initial idea some years ago but was just waiting for the right ingredient to come along Poe s story, as well as his own fascination with technique, provided that final piece of the puzzle He used to play for two bands namely playing the drums for Garrett and as the guitarist in an ABBA tribute group He has published novels such as Floodland winner of the Branford Boase Award in 2001 and The Dark Horse shortlisted for The Guardian Children s Book Award 2002.
- 360 pages
- The Ghosts of Heaven
- Marcus Sedgwick
- 13 February 2017 Marcus Sedgwick