Item description for Waywalkers by Catherine Webb...
Sam Linnifer works part-time at a London university as a translator of obscure ancient texts. He's a quiet fellow with a few friends and an affection for cats. He's also immortal and the Son of Time. You might know him better as Lucifer, the Devourer of Souls, or the Devil. And with all the gods in Heaven about to go to war over the ownership of Earth, you're going to be extremely glad he's not exactly who legend makes him out to be.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 190423321X ISBN13 9781904233213
Availability 0 units.
More About Catherine Webb
Catherine Webb published her extraordinary debut, "Mirror Dreams," at the age of 14. She is also the author of "Timekeepers," nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and "Waywalkers,"
Reviews - What do customers think about Waywalkers?
Brilliant Dec 17, 2005
I found this book excellent. Not only was it written in such a way that you are kept interested throughout, but the ideas it suggests are amazing. A truly original look at the gods of old and new.
my new favorite Dec 10, 2005
i LOVED this book. it was interesting, page turning, and inteeligent. I could hardly believe the author was only 15 (?) when she wrote it. I could barely put it down. I can't WAIT to get the sequel
Sam on the run May 9, 2005
I pondered whether to buy "Waywalkers" for many a day. Should I buy something from the teen fiction section of my bookshop? Should I take a risk on something written by (shudder) a teen prodigy? Well, in the end I did and I'm glad of it. "Waywalkers" is an enjoyable read of the fantasy-meets-modern-world variety. Sam Linnfer is leading a quiet existence as a university research assistant when a call from the police sends his life into a spin. A friend has been murdered, he is under suspicion, and as he begins to investigate he finds that his supernatural kin are up to some truly scary plotting. The book is essentially one long chase, with the reader gradually learning more about Sam and what's really going on as our hero pauses for breath before being pursued yet again. I have to say, Webb's youth does show in some clunky writing ("immaculately proportioned cavern"?). But she has a talent for observation/imagination that is expressed in some excellent descriptions of places, the plot is really good, and Sam is interesting and sympathetic without ever being too powerful or perfect. I'm going to assume that Webb has picked up the mythology that loads her plot as a picturesque background most readers can relate to, rather than that she has Something To Say on the deep and meaningful side of life. As an action adventure with a supernatural twist, "Waywalkers" is a fun read that I found quite haunting. If I could, I would give it three and a half stars.