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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (534 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Sedgwick Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Book of Dead Days Series Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9781400098545
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In the morning you should think
You might not last unto the night
In the evening you should think
You might not last unto the morn

Boy has survived the terrors of life with the magician Valerian, dark magic, and deadly chases, but he is still on the run. Now, as the City lies frozen, he is captured and incarcerated in the Emperor Frederick’s palace. Boy is transported to a world of splendor, and wealth beyond his wildest imagining. But beneath its golden veneer, this world is full of madness and cruelty, closely guarded secrets, and terrifying revelations.

In a mesmerizing conclusion to the enthralling story begun in The Book of Dead Days, Boy and Willow are plunged into the heart of it–the furies of the Emperor; the tricks of necromancers; a trail of blood that will lead to the grisly Phantom. Holding all their lives between its pages, The Book of Dead Days waits to deceive its next reader.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ananka | 2/16/2014

    " A great sequel to The Book of Dead Days "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/3/2014

    " This is the sequel to The Book of Dead Days, and it was just as good as the first one, if not somewhat more satisfying. It's not heavy or deep, but it's an enjoyable and quick read if you're looking for something to be absorbed by for a day or so. It did seem a little bit bare-bones in its detail, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, and I probably just noticed it because I haven't been reading a lot of youth fiction lately (other than Harry Potter, which, as we all know, isn't really bare-bones in the detail department). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramon Alarcon | 1/27/2014

    " Really good sequel to Dead Days. You go Boy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Severa | 1/16/2014

    " Sequel to The Book of Dead Days. It was good but not as good as the first one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jem Ozgur | 1/4/2014

    " what a brilliant writer....smooth story without the fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollie | 12/27/2013

    " Loved it! I raced through this and it was exciting and fast-paced. I loved this duology, it was simple, but with well thought out characters and plot. It was short, which I really enjoy. It was just a really great story and I thoroughly enjoyed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/25/2013

    " sequel to book of the dead days "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/24/2013

    " Even as a teenager with questionable critical reasoning skills, I was able to identify the convenient plot points of this sequel to The Book of Dead Days, but its gothic, dark, Halloween-esque tone was enough to keep me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/18/2013

    " This is the 2nd and final in the series. Much more compelling. I did not want to put this one down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cammi | 12/15/2013

    " Pretty much the same as my review for the Book of Dead Days. Except, I read this one a little while after that. Not that it really made a difference or anything. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Livia Ellis | 12/14/2013

    " Very disappointing. Weak plot, poor character development, GMC needed improving... So disappointed. I'd hoped the sequel to The Book of Dead Days would redeem that book, but sadly no. It was just bland and poorly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Goldie Marie | 12/1/2013

    " Very creative, but sometimes allowed the readers mind to wander. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 5/7/2013

    " Again with the wonderfully sinister atmosphere. Yum. Sequel to The Book of Dead Days and every bit as awesome! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lea | 3/22/2013

    " the prevoius book was better but this book tells of whatever happend to Boy when valerian died so, fans will buy this just to know how the story really ends... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgia | 3/17/2013

    " it was a disappointment. i read "the book of dead days" and loved it so i bought some more by marcus sedgwick and they weren't really that good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tera Nikolaos | 3/10/2013

    " A excellent end (I presume) to the story of Boy, the usual moral-filled tales of kids fiction but enjoyable none-the-less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/24/2012

    " I like this one a little better than the first book. This time Boy is captured by the Emperor's servants and taken to the palace. The Emperor wants to be immortal and they hope that the magicians belongings will tell them how he can be made so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yukiri Ayuki | 7/18/2012

    " I enjoyed seeing Boy and his new adventure in finding his true lineage. Albeit it was a very sad trip and I found out much that I want to know more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damian | 6/5/2012

    " same delightfully gloomy atmosphere as the book of dead days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 3/18/2012

    " young adult, historical fiction and fantasy. Second book as good as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trent | 2/18/2012

    " A satisfying conclusion to a not so notable duo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 XxmariaxX | 10/24/2011

    " it was a good book that was filled with murder and fantasy "O_O" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faye | 9/23/2011

    " Interesting story :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wiebke (1book1review) | 5/16/2011

    " A disappointing conclusion to The Book of Dead Days. The atmosphere is less dark, the story predictable and slow. And there are too many repitions. Sad. I expected more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pernille | 5/10/2011

    " Love this duo of books, read them a while back but I remember it was sweet. Must read em again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trent | 12/5/2010

    " A satisfying conclusion to a not so notable duo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/25/2009

    " I like this one a little better than the first book. This time Boy is captured by the Emperor's servants and taken to the palace. The Emperor wants to be immortal and they hope that the magicians belongings will tell them how he can be made so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cammi | 6/4/2009

    " Pretty much the same as my review for the Book of Dead Days. Except, I read this one a little while after that. Not that it really made a difference or anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgia | 10/19/2008

    " it was a disappointment. i read "the book of dead days" and loved it so i bought some more by marcus sedgwick and they weren't really that good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 XxmariaxX | 9/10/2008

    " it was a good book that was filled with murder and fantasy "O_O" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ananka | 4/27/2008

    " A great sequel to The Book of Dead Days "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damian | 4/22/2008

    " same delightfully gloomy atmosphere as the book of dead days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Severa | 4/2/2008

    " Sequel to The Book of Dead Days. It was good but not as good as the first one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lea | 3/25/2008

    " the prevoius book was better but this book tells of whatever happend to Boy when valerian died so, fans will buy this just to know how the story really ends... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/29/2008

    " sequel to book of the dead days "

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About the Author
Author Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick, born and raised in East Kent, England, is a widely admired, prizewinning author of fiction for young adults. He won the Branford Boase Award for his debut novel, Floodland, the Booktrust Teenage Prize for My Swordhand Is Singing, and the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award for Midwinterblood. His books have been short-listed for over thirty awards, including five times for the Carnegie Medal, twice for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and four times for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He teaches creative writing at the Arvon Foundation in England and at Ty Newydd in Wales. He divides his time between a village near Cambridge, England, and a house in the French Alps.

About the Narrator

Graeme Malcolm is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. He has performed on Broadway as Pharaoh in Aida and as Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. His television appearances include Law & Order, Follow the River, and Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (with Laurence Olivier). His film credits include A Further Gesture, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, and Reunion.