February’s Reading Power Book Club: Obsidian Mirror
Jake's father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe Abbey is far stranger...
The experiments concerned a black mirror, which is a portal to both the past and the future. Venn is not alone in wanting to use its powers. Strangers begin gathering in and around Venn's estate: Sarah - a runaway, who appears out of nowhere and is clearly not what she says, Maskelyne - who claims the mirror was stolen from him in some past century. There are others, a product of the mirror's power to twist time. And a tribe of elemental beings surround this isolated estate, fey, cold, untrustworthy, and filled with hate for humans.
But of them all, Jake is hell-bent on using the mirror to get to the truth. Whatever the cost, he must learn what really happened to his father.
So once you’ve given it a read then get involved by leaving a comment below. You don’t even have to buy the book as your local library has got you covered, so no excuses!
As if you need any more incentive to join in don’t forget that Catherine Fisher is booked to host a Q + A session in Central Library and is giving away copies of her latest book. This exclusive session will take place on Tuesday, February 5th at 10am until 11.30am. Light refreshments will be provided. Students will need to be aware that the event will be photographed for the local press.