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City of Shadows Audio CD – 2004


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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books,Australia (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740945603
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740945608
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,565,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Celia Rees was born in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. She studied History and Politics at Warwick University and then went on to teach English in city comprehensive schools for seventeen years. She now divides her time between writing, talking to readers in schools and libraries, and teaching creative writing.

She has written many books for older children and teenagers, and has become a leading writer for Young Adults with an international reputation. Her books have been translated into 28 languages and she has been short listed for the Guardian, Whitbread and W.H. Smith Children's Book Awards, as well as numerous regional awards in the UK and America. Witch Child won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France in 2003, and the Di Cento Prize in Italy, 2001. Her latest book, The Fool's Girl, publishes in the U.S. in July, 2010

Celia lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, with her husband, Terry. Her daughter, Catrin, now lives and works in London.

To learn more about Celia and her books, visit her website at: www.celiarees.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Theresa M. Studer on May 9, 2008
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City of Shadows by Celia Rees is undoubtedly well worth the read. It is a ghost story to make you really think about what might come to be if this book holds some credence. None of us knows exactly what happens after death but the way this story is told most certainly makes me look over my shoulder now. Whew!

The first part of the book takes us on a Haunted Ghost Walk on Midsummer's Eve. There is a powerful pull of realities and worlds that make this night one in which you should definitely stay home. Going down the wrong street, being in the wrong place at the wrong time can have terrifying results. It will make you question your sanity and really wonder if you are dead or alive.

Davey is an intelligent boy and has a gift of sight into the world of ghosts. Unknown to him he also has a powerful magic that comes to fruitation when he puts his mind to it. Luckily for him he remembers things his grandmother told him about concentrating and that he only has to really want to do it for it to happen.

Davey, Kate (his older sister), Elinor and Tom (their twin cousin's) go on the Haunted Ghost Walk as part of Davey's 12th birthday wish. Little do they know what is about to take place and what they do find on the other side is terrifying. What happens is similar in the beginning to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The difference is instead of a wardrobe it is a mirror in a room used for ritual magic.

The Second part of the story takes place on Samhain (Hallow's Eve or All Soul's Night). It starts out at Davey's school and the setting up of the Hallowee'n Disco and carving of pumpkins. As the pumpkins are lit Davey gets a bad omen. As the night progresses things go from bad to worse while trick or treating and Davey's little sister Emma gets involved.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "_skye_" on June 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
Celia Rees is one mf my favourite authors and I believe this book is a godd example of her talent. If you read this book you HAVE to read the next 2. The story did remind me a little of the lord of the rings, and harry potter, maybe it was just me????!!! But if you feel like buying a Celia Rees book, or are just after a good read, definately consider this!
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
I have one word for this book: freaky

I didn't like this book, it was way to weird and creepy for my taste (and all of friends').
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