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A unique debut, which combines mentalism, escapology and magic with an exotic setting and an exciting search for identity.
Julian Sedgwick resolved to become a writer at the age of 12. He has written continuously since then - but got sidetracked along the way - and has subsequently worked as a painter, bookseller, researcher and advisor for film and TV, graphic artist and therapist. A lifelong interest in Asian culture led him to study Chinese and Philosophy at university and has shaped much of his working life. In his spare time he is a fire juggler and spends as much time as possible drawing. Recently he has been co-writing with his brother - the children's author, Marcus Sedgwick - working on a graphic novel, and various film projects. Julian lives in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his wife and two sons.
I thought this book was amazing. * East Boldon Bookworms * This is a great debut, and a pacy, gripping thriller. * School Librarian * With its break-neck pace, entertaining cast of characters and surprisingly high explosion quotient, Mysterium will no doubt be lapped up by younger teenagers with a taste fro action and adventure. * Booktrust * Great adventure story for the 9-12 year old. * Books for Keeps * The first of an exciting new trilogy. * The Sheffield Star * Magic, mind-reading and escapology combine in this action-packed debut. * Bookseller *