March 31, 2013

Obsidian Mirror

cover image of Obsidian Mirror
Catherine Fisher

In this dramatic series opener from Fisher, (Darkwater 2012) Jake Wilde is expelled from school and forced to live with his guardian, Oberon Venn at Wintercombe Abbey. He soon learns that his father is not dead, but in fact disappeared while he and Venn were experimenting with a time-machine, the obsidian mirror. Jake and Venn aren't the only ones obsessed by the mirror and its powers. There is a trio of young women, Jake's English professor, a pair of enslaved changelings, and the queen of the fairies, who all want to use the mirror for their own purposes.