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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781784298012

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 31st May 2018

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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‘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


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 . . .

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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
Compelling . . . the love child of Gormenghast and Hogwarts
This novel is a remarkable achievement. It's also extremely funny, in a typically British sort of way . . . a delightful Harry Potter for grown-ups
Sunday Independent on ROTHERWEIRD
Sublime . . . Call me greedy, but I'm already itching to return to Caldecott's universe
Irish Times on ROTHERWEIRD
Truly, sinisterly magical. 10/10
Starburst on ROTHERWEIRD
I LOVE this book. It just did something to me. I was utterly immersed from page one . . . This is a novel of magnificence and detail, of science and nature
What an enjoyable read! So vividly written, I could visualise every winding street and twisting chimney of Rotherweird . . . If you like Ben Aaronovitch, Neil Gaiman or Susanna Clarke, this book is for you!
Book Geek Girl on ROTHERWEIRD
Highly recommended, I think novel will eventually be viewed as a modern classic
The Eloquent Page on ROTHERWEIRD
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
Darkly hypnotic
Ed Power, The Daily Telegraph
I loved every single thing about it. Wyntertide perfectly continues the journey that began in Rotherweird. Highly recommended
The Eloquent Page
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
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
I'd strongly recommend you to read it, and to keep reading
Blue Book Balloon
Fiendishly plotted and carefully crafted
Caldecott's writing is literally spellbinding
The Digital Fix
Well-written, an intriguing world and premise
Cannonball Read
Enjoyable and highly original
Pile by the Bed
Rollicking blend of historical fiction and fantasy, mixed together with an abundance of intricate (often word-related) puzzles, Wyntertide is a wonderful sequel to Rotherweird. I loved the characters, and found the curious mix of Elizabethan and modern setting and sensibility very appealing
Boffins Bookshop
Wonderfully inventive once again with that Heath Robinson feel that I noted last time. The characters are rich and vivid
Books and More Books
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