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Wormwood G.P. Taylor

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Grade 7 Up -G.P. Taylor's gothic fantasy (Putnam, 2004) ... the dark and gruesome tale takes place in 18th-century London. A comet destined for the city has pulled Earth out of its orbit and plunged the world into darkness. Dr. Blake, a scientist, hopes that he can save the world with the knowledge he gains from reading a magical book. But he quickly learns that the comet is just a small part of the problem: a fallen angel, Hezrin, needs a new human body in order to survive and has selected Blake's housemaid, Agetta, as her host. The complicated plot, with its human, angelic, and grotesque monsters, meanders along to the fateful night when all events and people are in alignment. Porter deftly handles the potentially frightening acts of violence and brutality with just the right amount of suspense, not too sinister but with an edge to her voice. Agetta is portrayed with an innocence and naivet that reflects her role as a pawn. Porter's precise diction and pacing keep the story moving for listeners in spite of the many plot twists and turns.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN
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London, 1756. Panic fills the streets when the earth suddenly lurches forward and starts spinning out of control. Within moments, eleven days and nights flash through the sky, finally leaving the city in total darkness. Is the end of the world at hand? Agetta Lamian fears so. Shes the young housemaid of Dr. Sabian Blake, a scientist who has recently acquired the Nemorensis, the legendary book said to unlock the secrets of the universe. Then Agetta overhears Dr. Blakes prophecy: a comet called Wormwood is headed toward London. . . . Please click here to ask a question
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