Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday 9/14

They say the dead should rest in peace. Not all the dead agree.

One night, Silas Umber's father Amos doesn’t come home from work. Devastated, Silas learns that his father was no mere mortician but an Undertaker, charged with bringing The Peace to the dead trapped in the Shadowlands, the states of limbo binding spirits to earth. With Amos gone, Silas and his mother have no choice but to return to Lichport, the crumbling seaside town where Silas was born, and move in with Amos’s brother, Charles.

Even as Silas eagerly explores his father’s town and its many abandoned streets and overgrown cemeteries, he grows increasingly wary of his uncle. There is something not quite right going on in Charles Umber’s ornate, museum-like house—something, Silas is sure, that is connected to his father’s disappearance. When Silas’s search leads him to his father’s old office, he comes across a powerful artifact: the Death Watch, a four hundred year old Hadean clock that allows the owner to see the dead.

Death Watch in hand, Silas begins to unearth Lichport’s secret history—and discovers that he has taken on his father’s mantle as Lichport’s Undertaker. Now, Silas must embark on a dangerous path into the Shadowlands to embrace his destiny and discover the truth about his father—no matter the cost.
 

This sounds very interesting! Out Nov. 15th.

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds like it might be a really great book! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine: http://thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday_14.html

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  2. This does sound interesting. I wish it was out before Halloween. It has that feel to it. Thanks for sharing.
    Rebecca
    www.bendingthespine.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow! That one sounds kind of scary! Good though.
    Here's my WoW!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, this sounds good.

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  5. This one sounds really good! I'd never heard of it before this---thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  6. A great WoW pick! it sounds scary..

    Thank-you for stopping by my blog :) www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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