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Friday, June 5, 2009

Another Faust Trailer

Here's the summary available from Daniel & Dina's website- I'm really looking forward to this. I like the elegant cover and paranormal twist to the classic tale of Faust.

One night, across four cities, five children disappear. Years later, five enigmatic teenagers appear at an exclusive New York holiday party with their strange but beautiful governess, Madame Vileroy. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust children to the elite Marlowe School, where their presence brings unexplainable misfortune. Using a series of “gifts” given to them by Madame Vileroy, the children are able to soar to suspicious heights at Marlowe. The gifts seem child-like in their simplicity. The governess teaches them to cheat, steal, hide, and lie; ‘harmless’ she calls them, though they are much more. For the vicious over-achiever, reading an unsuspecting mind is simply to cheat. For the reclusive pariah, the gift of stopping time is just another way to hide. And who but an aspiring writer can weave a convincing lie?

Soon, Madame Vileroy’s gifts become darker and more complex. Living in a gray home designed to cultivate and corrupt them, they are enveloped in the side effects of their own addictions. They live cursed lives, making deals with the devil as they claw their way toward their goals….that is until two of them begin to uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. A modern retelling of an ancient dilemma, Another Faust recreates the story of the Faustian bargain. Set in present-day New York, but spanning the centuries, it is a chilling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

As an added bonus, check out Daniel & Dina's website for a cool contest to win a galley copy of the book!


Jessica Kennedy said...

I'm reading this now and I have an extra copy I'm giving away on my blog!

Check it out! :)

kim said...

Hi Jessica!! I'm so jealous you are reading it. Let me know how you like it. I CAN'T WAIT for this book. I pre-ordered it already but I will add your contest to my blog :)

Dina said...

Hey Kim, I emailed the address you left on our website, but thought I'd email you here too, just in case. Congratulations on winning the first Another Faust pre-order contest!