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The Black Tattoo [Hardcover]

Sam Enthoven
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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"The stuff of teenage dreams, here executed with pace and panache" (Kate Agnew Guardian)

"This densely written novel is fast-paced with excellent, detailed descriptions of battle scenes that literally take the reader's breath away. It kept me spellbound on the edge of my seat" (Davy Hall Carousel)

"He's clearly loving telling this story - there are some pleasing twists - and his energy creeps into the words on every page" (Philip Ardagh Guardian)

"Imagine a literary world where Philip Pullman meets Darren Shan and you have some of the flavour of this ambitious novel" (Books for Keeps)

"An exhilarating cross between The Matrix and Hellboy, this is an impressive debut. Battles with powerful magic, demonic possession and vomiting bats combine to produce and action-packed and entertaining adventure" (Becky Stradwick Publishing News) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Demons, martial arts and vomiting bats combine to make a fabulous fiction debut from a HUGE new talent. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

Esme’s hard brown hands lifted fractionally from her sides. Her amber eyes glittered as she faced her enemy. ‘No tricks,’ said Esme. ‘No more lies. You and me are going to fight this out to the finish. Right now.’ Jack doesn’t know what he’s got himself into. One minute he and his best friend Charlie were in Chinatown having crispy duck with Charlie’s dad, then suddenly they were in a mysterious room above a theatre, with some of the strangest characters they’d ever encountered. And they were about to take The Test . . . The Test transformed Charlie – leaving him with the distinctive markings of the Black Tattoo. The boys’ meeting with Esme – a young girl with the most impressive martial arts skills this side of Bruce Lee – her huge and hairy father Raymond, and the mysterious Nick, seemed to have swept Charlie and Jack into a world they had no idea existed. And it was only going to get weirder . . . --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

For the last ten years Sam Enthoven has been working as a part-time bookseller, living largely on a diet of instant noodles and parsnips while honing his skills as a writer of thrillers for young people. He is passionately - possibly 'certifiably' - committed to the ideal of books that make kids want to read; if you like The Black Tattoo, you should see what he writes now he can afford something decent to eat once in a while. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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