'Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties' Hilary Mantel on Rotherweird
'Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold' - M.R. Carey on Rotherweird
WELCOME BACK TO ROTHERWEIRD
For four hundred years, the town of Rotherweird has stood alone, made independent from the rest of England to protect a deadly secret.
But someone is playing a very long game. An intricate plot, centuries in the making, is on the move.
Everything points to one objective - the resurrection of Rotherweird's dark Elizabethan past - and to one date: the Winter Equinox.
Wynter is coming . . .
A history-tragic-comedy all rolled into one, Rotherweird is intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book not unlike other books, but with special and dangerous properties. Line by line, silent and adroit, it opens a series of trap-doors in the reader's imagination(HILARY MANTEL, two-time Man Booker prize winner)
Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold. An enthralling puzzle picture of a book (M.R. CAREY, bestselling author of The Girl With All the Gifts)
Beautifully handled sequel that cooks up a banquet of dark delights. Once again, we are captivated by the compelling alchemy of plot, place and people: the quirks, the mysteries, the saintliness and the sheer bloody evil (Daily Mail)
To his lawyerly eye for detail he adds a conjurer's flourish in Wyntertide, the darkly hypnotic sequel to last year's bestseller Rotherweird . . . Rotherweird, Caldecott's fictional English town, has antecedents in Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast, C S Lewis's Narnia books and, inevitably, a certain bespectacled boy-wizard (Sunday Telegraph)
Darkly hypnotic (Ed Power The Daily Telegraph 2018-08-04)
I loved every single thing about it. Wyntertide perfectly continues the journey that began in Rotherweird. Highly recommended (The Eloquent Page)
Wyntertide builds on all the best parts of its predecessor, introducing the reader to the wider history of Rotherweird, while relishing its small town drama (SciFiNow)
Even better than the first book . . . Seamlessly structured and reads at a galumphing pace . . . As Wynter's go, this is one cold snap that's very welcome indeed. 10/10 (Starburst)
I'd strongly recommend you to read it, and to keep reading (Blue Book Balloon)
Fiendishly plotted and carefully crafted (SFCrowsnest)