Crossing Over

Anna Kendall

Simon Vance (Narrator)

10-14-10

9hrs 33min

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10-14-10

9hrs 33min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

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“An atmospheric depiction of her hero’s journey and freshly imagined vision of the afterlife should resonate with gothic fantasy fans.” Publishers Weekly

Whether it’s a curse, or a blessing, or an ability, the fact remains that whenever Roger is injured or in enough pain he crosses over to the land of the dead. Once there, there are rules. Only the newly dead will talk, for example, and nothing will raise the longer dead from their tranquility. There are rules in the land of the living as well, rules which would have Roger hanged for witchcraft if he was ever caught. But refusing to cross over isn’t an option. His uncle depends on Roger to hide under the table in their fairground act, listen to the recently bereaved asking questions of their dear departed, and then cross over to find the answers. It’s a hard way of life, made all the harder as his uncle’s fists usually provide the trigger for Roger to cross over. It’s not the only way of life, though, and when Roger sees a chance to escape he fights for it—little knowing that love, loss, shocking revelations and, ultimately, war lie ahead of him.

Praise

“An atmospheric depiction of her hero’s journey and freshly imagined vision of the afterlife should resonate with gothic fantasy fans.” Publishers Weekly

“Kendall’s debut novel is an atmospheric coming-of-age tale that weaves ill-fated courtly love with Roger’s difficult journey to understand the world.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Oct 13, 2010
Release Date October 14, 2010
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Soulvine Moor Chronicles
Release Date Machine 1287014400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Fiction - All, Fiction - Child
Author Bio
Anna Kendall

Anna Kendall was born in Ireland and immigrated with her parents to the United States at age twelve. For several years she taught fourth grade. She lives in Seattle, where she plays a lot of chess.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

Whether it’s a curse, or a blessing, or an ability, the fact remains that whenever Roger is injured or in enough pain he crosses over to the land of the dead. Once there, there are rules. Only the newly dead will talk, for example, and nothing will raise the longer dead from their tranquility. There are rules in the land of the living as well, rules which would have Roger hanged for witchcraft if he was ever caught. But refusing to cross over isn’t an option. His uncle depends on Roger to hide under the table in their fairground act, listen to the recently bereaved asking questions of their dear departed, and then cross over to find the answers. It’s a hard way of life, made all the harder as his uncle’s fists usually provide the trigger for Roger to cross over. It’s not the only way of life, though, and when Roger sees a chance to escape he fights for it—little knowing that love, loss, shocking revelations and, ultimately, war lie ahead of him.

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