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    • ISBN:9780349002620
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017

Not Yet Dark

By Simon P. Clark

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Beautifully written, dark and magical, Simon P. Clark's next book after his debut, Eren, combines fantasy with reality to tell the story of two school friends who find themselves caught up in a dangerous spell after they witness a mysterious society summoning Death itself.

'There are other places, Philippa. Other dreams and mirrors.'

15-year-olds Philippa and Danny have been best friends for years, but things are starting to change between them.

Danny has a new set of friends - the rugby boys - and suddenly whispers of 'Phil the Thrill' start to follow Philippa around school, and she knows exactly where those rumours started.

One evening, Philippa escapes to an abandoned seaside house to clear her head, but quickly discovers that she is far from alone. Not only has Danny secretly followed her, the two of them are about to witness something that will change their lives for ever.

A mysterious Society is meeting in the house to try to summon Death, and Danny and Philippa are caught up in their dark spell.

The pair manages to escape but they soon realise that they're being followed by two children who, as they begin to talk, claim to not be human. Where do these creatures really come from? And what is that they want?

Beautifully written and sizzling with magic, Not Yet Dark will take you on a journey to a world where the line between life and death is blurred, stars are in touching distance, and friendship means absolutely everything.

'Simon P. Clark is a truly interesting new voice' David Almond, author of Skellig

Biographical Notes

Simon P. Clark is a children's author living and working in the UK. Originally from Britain, he has lived and worked in Japan and the USA. His debut novel Eren was published in the UK by Atom.

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  • ISBN: 9781472111005
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: ATOM
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This darkly fascinating story cleverly juxtaposes a thoroughly contemporary coming of age almost-romance with a sinister and magical adventure. Simon P. Clark is as convincing and captivating when writing about spells and other worlds as he is on the topic of adolescent emotions and shifting human relationships -and each strand of the novel feeds into the other with surprising ease. It's original, haunting stuff. — Teach Secondary
'Sure to appeal to older readers with a taste for the dark side, and probably to adults as well . . . This is an impressive debut from young author Simon P. Clark, who doesn't shy away from pushing his story to its darkest reaches. The ending will leave you shell-shocked' — Independent on Eren
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