Dark Tracks

Dark Tracks

For Ages: 12 - 99
Join the Order of Darkness in their quest to witness the end of the world in the fourth volume of Philippa Gregory’s epic adventure series.
 
PRAISE FOR THE ORDER OF DARKNESS SERIES:
‘…attractive characters, several layers of mystery, and as one might expect, meticulously researched historical detail’ The Daily Mail
‘The plot is deftly conceived…and the setting richly detailed.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘This is still one of the most enthralling historical series of recent years, with Gregory's descriptions bringing 15th century Venice vividly to life’ The Bookbag

Luca Vero is a member of the secret Order of Darkness, tasked by his master to uncover the truth behind strange happenings. Together with Lady Isolde, her friend and confidant Ishraq, Luca’s manservant Freize, and Brother Peter, Luca travels across medieval Europe – seeking out the signs of the end of days, judging the supernatural and testing the new science.
 
Trapped in a village possessed by a dancing madness, the group fights to keep their own sanity. When Isolde dances away in red shoes and Ishraq takes dramatic revenge on their covert assassin the young people discover that the greatest danger is in the men who have come to their rescue. These are the truly dangerous madmen of Europe who carry a dark hatred that will last for centuries. 
 
Dive deep into the world of medieval legends and disentangle reality from fear in this powerful series from the internationally renowned author of historical fiction Philippa Gregory.
  • Simon & Schuster Children's UK | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780857077424 | 
  • June 2015
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AU$ 24.99
NZ$ 28.99

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Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognised authority on women’s history.
 
Her Cousins’ War novels, reaching their dramatic conclusion with The King’s Curse, were the basis for the highly successful BBC series, The White Queen. Philippa’s other great interest is the charity that she founded over twenty years ago: Gardens for the Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for over 200 wells in the primary schools of this poor African country.
 
Philippa graduated from the University of Sussex and holds a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 at Edinburgh University. In 2016, she received the Harrogate Festival Award for Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction. Philippa lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire and welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.

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