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Obsidian Mirror

Obsidian Mirror

ISBN: 0803739699

Title: Obsidian Mirror

Author: Catherine Fisher

KDL Description:


“I would consider it an excellent recommendation for the young (upper elementary) advanced reader or for moms looking for a read with little violence and so far, no romance. It would also be satisfying for older teens because there are lots of little story line threads – the boy, the girl, the friend, etc. The science fiction (which usually isn’t my genre of choice – contains a time travel mirror, fairies that aren’t cute, magic.) This is the first in a new series (CHRONOPTIKA series). It was a fun read.”—Kathy at KDL’s Cascade Township branch

Amazon Description:

The obsidian mirror. Its power is great and terrible. Men have been lost in it, the dead brought back to life through it, and the future annihilated by it. Or this is what will happen unless the mirror is destroyed. Three people seek the mirror: the first has been sent from the future to shatter its power; the second will protect the mirror at all costs, obsessed with its power; and the third needs the mirror to find a murdered father and save his life. But only one can succeed.

The mirror can send you to the past, but it will not bring you back.

With superb world-building that includes the real world, the faery world, and a dystopic future, this hauntingly astonishing adventure is the start of a new trilogy from the master of the sci-fi/fantasy genre, Catherine Fisher. Fans of Orson Scott Card, Dr. Who, Shakespeare, and Blade Runner won’t be disappointed.