The Ghosts of Heaven

About the Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in in The Restless Dead, 2007 the form of The Hea Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in in The Restless Dead, 2007 the form of The Heart of Another inspired by Poe s The Tell Tale Heart Of his story, Sedgwick says, This was one of those stories that I thought might be a novel originally but actually was much better suited to the tight form of the short story I had the initial idea some years ago but was just waiting for the right ingredient to come along Poe s story, as well as his own fascination with technique, provided that final piece of the puzzle He used to play for two bands namely playing the drums for Garrett and as the guitarist in an ABBA tribute group He has published novels such as Floodland winner of the Branford Boase Award in 2001 and The Dark Horse shortlisted for The Guardian Children s Book Award 2002


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  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • The Ghosts of Heaven
  • Marcus Sedgwick
  • English
  • 20 June 2018
  • 1626721254

The Ghosts of Heaven A bold, genre bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space bound future.Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness, obsession, and creation through the ages Beginning with the cave drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book s final section, set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time Merging Sedgwick s gift for suspense with science and historical fiction, Ghosts of Heaven is a tale is worthy of intense obsession. Free Read [ The Ghosts of Heaven ] Author [ Marcus Sedgwick ] – onedayyourdayweddings.co.uk

10 thoughts on “The Ghosts of Heaven

  1. Emily May says:

    Marcus Sedgwick is nuts I love him.I can see already why this book won t be for everyone It s like a Cloud Atlas for young adults Complex, mind bending and thought provoking I don t even know how to classify this book It is essentially four very different short stories wound together with the strangest of links A link that is never ending, that has been with us since the dawn of time and will continue long after we are gone.Are you intrigued Oh, you should be.Imagine A story of the Pa Marcus Sedgwick is nuts I love him.I can see already why this book won t be for everyone It s like a Cloud Atlas for young adults Complex, mind bending and thought provoking I don t even know how to classify this book It is essentially four very different short stories wound together with the strangest of links A link that is never ending, that has been with us since the dawn of time and will continue long after we are gone.Are you intrigued Oh, you should be.Imagine A story ...

  2. Darth J says:

    This book is made up of 4 stories, all supposedly interconnected by the mystical symbol of the spiral spooky voiceOoooooooooohThe problem is that it connects the stories in the same way that Karen Black played a different role in each vignette of Trilogy of Terror This premise is both too vague and pretentious to be used as a link.Further, most of the book is tedious The first story, Whispers in the Dark is told in verse and it s about a cavewoman drawing spirals on a cave wall and This book is made up of 4 stories, all supposedly interconnected by the mystical symbol of the spiral spooky voiceOoooooooooohThe problem is that it connects the stories in the same way that Karen Black played a different role in each vignette of Trilogy of Terror This premise is both too vague and pretentious to be used as a link.Further, most of the book is tedious The first story, Whispers in the Dark is told in verse and it s about a cavewoman drawing spirals on a cave wall and then ...

  3. shady boots | says:

    SPIRALS SPIRALS EVERYWHERE.I M A SPIRAL YOU RE A SPIRAL.FUCKING SPIRALS, MAN Sorry guys, I m still in a weird, screwed up state of mind right now, courtesy of this book s awesomeness.

  4. Vane J. says:

    Spirals They re everywhere I just didn t notice that until I read this book You see them in art, in nature, in men s creations in everything And they re infinite just like all the unexplainable things in life I think I might just develop a phobia for them, or at least an obsession.I always thought they were fascinating, but now I might just think they re maddening And boy, didn t this book just mess with my mind because of spirals Four short stories that can be read in any order is w Spirals They re everywhere I just didn t notice that until I read this book You see them in art, in nature, in men s creations in everything And they re infinite just like all the unexplainable things in life I think I might just develop a phobia for them, or at least an obsession.I always thought th...

  5. Melanie says:

    Seereviews at YA Midnight ReadsI wouldn t really call this a review, because this islike me spilling everything that is going on in my head in relation to this book Celine will be doing a proper review of it on the blog sometime soon, so keep an eye out for that Spoiler she loved it.So here is my first taste of Marcus Sedgwick s writing And my thoughts on it I like his writing style verrah much I ve heard that this style it distinct from most other YA authors, and I must agree Seereviews at YA Midnight ReadsI wouldn t really call this a review, because this islike me spilling everything that is going on in my head in relation to this book Celine will be doing a proper review of it on the blog sometime soon, so keep an eye out for that Spoiler she...

  6. Poonam says:

    If I am asked to describe this book in one word it will be WOW The book consists of 4 stories, each very different from the other but each has a tiny sliver of link which I could not co relate at first very clearly There is a note that the stories can be read in any order and still the overall plot will be the same I read this in the simple given order and still loved it.Each story is set in a different time era, the first is stone age takes us back to tribes, magic and cannibalism, the seco If I am asked to describe this book in one word it will be WOW The book consists of 4 stories, each very different from the other but each has a tiny sliver of link which I could not co relate at first very clearly There is a note that the stories can be read in any order and still the overall plot will be the same I read this in the simple given order and still loved it.Each story is set in a different time era, the first is stone age takes us back to tribes, magic and cannibalism, the second in 1700 s The Witch Hunt Era, the third in 1920 s A Mental Asylum and the last one in future Efforts at colonization of a new planet The author did a brilliant job at transporting me to the time period I was reading about The tone of the story completely changed depend...

  7. C.G. Drews says:

    I don t even know how to review this I wish to say an Intelligent Thing, but you ll just have to bear with me while I struggle And drown most likely Because, a This book was intelligent and deep and amazing.b I totally didn t get it.I have a little teeny tiny problem, you see I appreciate the book to the thousand percent, but I just didn t get it So much of it I was squinting and thinking, Yeah, but what does that even matter I m a reader with a shorter attention span and I find it dif I don t even know how to review this I wish to say an Intelligent Thing, but you ll just have to bear with me while I struggle And drown most likely Because, a This book was intelligent and deep and amazing...

  8. Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    Marcus Sedgwick likes messing with people s heads That s my thesis statement You want evidence Can t I think you should just read whatever the fuck this book is Okay, okay, okay, I ll try to review this The Ghosts of Heaven is a composition of plot twists and intrigue I d compare it most closely to Parker Peevyhouse s masterful Where Futures End, or to a faster paced version of some of those what the fuck am i reading magical realism books The writin...

  9. Edward& says:

    Review first posted on my blogWhat an epic journey throughout time and space and the ages I could not put this one down and that ending that ENDING oh that definitely had me reeling and quite frankly left me withquestions than answers, but I didn t mind as this book and its themes were so well portrayed and executed that for the first time ever, I like that the author has left me to come up with theories and conclusions myself.This book is told in 4 parts and the order they are set in Review first posted on my blogWhat an epic journey throughout time and space and the ages I could not put this one down and that ending that ENDING oh that definitely had me reeling and quite frankly left me withquestions than answers, but I didn t mind as this book and its themes were so well portrayed and executed that for the first time ever, I like that the author has left me to come up with theories and conclusions myself.This book is told in 4 parts and the order they are set in the book is the order of time periods from past to future but the reader should feel free to read them at any order they like I read them in the order that they were set in the book and I will say the pre historic one and the futuristic ones were my favourites because I felt they had the most sense of wonder in ...

  10. Marta Álvarez says:

    Cuatro relatos que parecen independientes, pero que obviamente guardan una relaci n No ten a ni idea de por d nde pod a ir la cosa, y cuando se desvela todo, te deja tocado.