Waiting on Wednesday : Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott.

rotherweirdThe town of Rotherweird stands alone – there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird’s independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

For beneath the enchanting surface lurks a secret so dark that it must never be rediscovered, still less reused.

But secrets have a way of leaking out.

Two inquisitive outsiders have arrived: Jonah Oblong, to teach modern history at Rotherweird School (nothing local and nothing before 1800), and the sinister billionaire Sir Veronal Slickstone, who has somehow got permission to renovate the town’s long-derelict Manor House.

Slickstone and Oblong, though driven by conflicting motives, both strive to connect past and present, until they and their allies are drawn into a race against time – and each other. The consequences will be lethal and apocalyptic.

Welcome to Rotherweird!

This sounds very unusual and totally fascinating: Due out May 2017

 

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16 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday : Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I’ve recently seen this somewhere else. It sounds really different but I think I’ll have to see a few reviews before I decide to add it to the TBR. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Nathan

    A secret city kind of thing? I could dig it.

  3. Bob Milne

    That sounds perfectly odd – I’d be up for giving it a read.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It does sound wonderfully odd and very readable doesn’t it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    I saw the American cover of this book the other day, and I thought it sounded very interesting. Definitely one I’m going to check out!

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I would buy this book on the strength of the cover alone! 🙂

  6. Louise @ Bookasaurus Blog

    Rotherweird, Slickstone and Oblong – unusual names for an unusual sounding book. I love a bit of eccentricity 👍

    • @lynnsbooks

      And this certainly does sound eccentric doesn’t it.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    Wow! This sounds fabulous, Lynn. Once more you’ve aced it with your book choice, you book whisperer, you!

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Okay, never heard of this one but it sounds fantastic and that cover is so eye-catching!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I only just spotted it – the cover is great. Does it put you a little in mind of the Aaronovitch covers?

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