Fifteen-year-old Cat has unwittingly entered a dangerous world. The Arcanum. There, an ancient and deadly card game is played out in familiar, and unfamiliar, surroundings. As the influence of the Game Masters, the mysterious quartet of figures who control the destiny of the players, casts its shadow over Cat's life, and as her travels inside the worlds of the Arcanum reveal tantalising glimpses of her family's past, she finds her initial reluctance to engage in the dangerous complexities of the Game is waning...An utterly compelling mix of fantasy and reality.
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Laura Powell grew up in rural Wales but now lives in West London. She studied Classics at university and before embarking on a career in publishing. She has recently left this to concentrate on her writing full-time.Review:
"Drawing on copious researchinto card playing , and the tarot deck in particular, this is at once a vivid, pacey thriller, and then, at the deal of another hand, a complex fantasy.2"In a word: impressive." -- Bookseller 20090320 'Highly recommendable' -- - School Librarian 20090320
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