Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9781912626984 Category:

Once Upon a Fever

Angharad Walker

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9781912626984 Category:
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Since the world fell sick with fantastical illnesses,
sisters Payton and Ani have grown up in the hospital of King Jude’s.

Praise for THE ASH HOUSE:

‘An unexpected – and pleasing – combination of
propitious and
disquieting.’ KIRKUS REVIEWS

‘Walker’s immersive story slowly reveals its secrets,
using tension as a
lever to tip the reader
deep into the Ash House’s mysteries.’ PUBLISHERS

‘ The book has allegorical chill that settles slowly,
like damp seeping in . . . leaving readers with a feeling
of ambiguous unease that may stir for a long time in
the back of their minds like the after-effects of a nightmare.’

Payton wants to be a methic like her father, working on a cure
for her mother’s sleeping fever. Ani, however, thinks the
remedy for all illness might be found in the green wilderness beyond
the hospital walls.

When Ani stumbles upon an imprisoned boy who turns everything
he touches to gold, her world is turned upside-down. The girls find
themselves outside the hospital for the first time, a dark mystery
unravelling …

The first teen novel from Angharad Walker, author of
critically-acclaimed The Ash House

Angharad’s writing evokes the clever, unique world-building
and philosophical themes of Pullman’s His
Dark Materials while remaining startlingly original

The story follows two sisters in a London-inspired city
full of fantastical illness and sprawling, gothic hospitals where
dark secrets linger beneath the surface

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