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What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn’t stop. What couldn’t you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger. Entangled in devious plots and pursued by the sinister Doctor Leiter and his devilish toys, Mathias finds himself on a quest to uncover a deadly secret.
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"Pacy, exciting and inventive" (Guardian)
"The sense of menace is maintained throughout and culminates in a chilling climax. Simply and effectively written and very visual, it all fits together like clockwork" (The Bookseller)
"Fantastic story set in an imaginary world" (School Librarian)
"This is a world of shadows and terror told with the utmost conviction. A remarkable debut novel" (Enid Stephenson Carousel)
"This is beautifully produced, and worth reading aloud to 9+" (Amanda Craig The Times)
A dark fantasy adventure filled with unexpected twists from an exciting new talent on the DFB list.
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Book Description David Fickling Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 038561358X Brand new. Seller Inventory # SKU1026262