PRAISE FOR INCARCERON AND SAPPHIQUE:
'... displays all of her usual strenth of imagination ... she is simply too good to miss.'
'... stands out above all others. Its imaginative scale and gobsmacking finale make it one of the best fantasy novels written for a long time.'
(Times, Amanda Craig )
'one of today's best fantasy writers ... a deliciously dark and scary ride.'
'... imaginative, rich in texture and vividly realised. Catherine Fisher writes with consummate skill and depth of feeling.'
(The Bookseller )
'One of this year's most striking fantasy novels'
(Amanda Craig, The Times )
PRAISE FOR THE ORACLE SEQUENCE:
'... a rich, resonant conclusion to the series.'
(Booklist - May 06 )
'Vivid, complicated, and thoroughly engrossing, this fast paced adventure keeps readers avidly turning pages until the majestic conclusion.'
(Horn Book Review May/June 06 )
'... an intoxicating world reminiscent of the Arabian Nights. Highly recommended.' (The Bookseller )
'suspense is constantly built ... rattles along at a dizzying pace ... next volume please.' (School Librarian )
'A crisp, quick-moving narrative and fully fleshed out characters will keep readers hooked' (Publisher's Weekly )
'A powerful and very exciting adventure story.' (School Library Journal )
'... one of the most skilled and original writers currently working in young adult fantasy'
(New Welsh Review )
'Beautifully imagined and realised, this novel of future regression is rich with strong characters, big issues and a compelling plot. It is a barnstorming piece of serious fantasy that doesn't put a foot wrong.'
(The Bookbag )
'Catherine Fisher is an artist with words ... An engrossing, intricate story of an extraordinary journey undertaken by ricjly imaginative characters'
'a deliciously dark and scary ride.'
(Nicholas Tucker, The Independent )
'a deep and sophisticated adventure story'
(Write Away )
'... wholly engaging and rushes along as a breathless and nail-biting pace ... a gripping read that should enthral both young and old fans'
'the most cleverly comples and fascinating novel for teenagers I have read since His Dark Materials.'
(School Librarian )
A sophisticated and beautifully written novel with a brilliant climax.
(School Librarian 20101001)
A genre buster... a great set up for what promises to be a fantastic series.
A riveting read that will leave you impatient for the next installment. (Peters Gazette 20121010)
Time-travelling, historical, supernatural sci-fi thriller, with its replicants, fairies, crazed scientists, changelings, wolves, genies and Dickensian waifs. Don't ask, just enjoy. (Financial Times 20121013)
Author of the brilliant Incarceron and Sapphique books embarks on an ambitious new series with The Obsidian Mirror. (We Love This Book 20121001)
Time travel and the faery world collide in the first book in a stunning new sequence from the best-selling author. (Western Mail 20121013)
A new novel by Catherine Fisher, poet and prize-winning novelist, is always a treat. The Obsidian Mirror is both thriller and science fiction and - being written in Fisher's acid prose - is equally satisfying to fans of both genres. (The Times 20121110)
Another fascinating hero can be found in Catherine Fisher's The Obsidian Mirror. Fisher's universe is wholly envisaged. This is bleak, brittle and brilliant. (Literary Review 20121201)
Dark and scary with a fast moving narrative and imaginative characters. An intricate plot... a real page turner for teenagers. (Carousel 20121101)
Clever, complex and sophisticated. Fisher not only interweaves strands of dystopian Science Fiction with fairy tale fantasy but expertly crafts a story of loss with bittersweet and tantalising prospect of time travel fixing everything. The book is a tangled web and Fisher jumps from scene to scene with cliff hanger moments urging the reader to unlock her puzzle. (School Librarian 20121201)
Extremely exciting and interesting, and it keeps you on your toes throughout the book. (Scottish Daily Record 20130209)
This book is beautifully written and keeps you wanting more. It's fantasy with a thrill of adventure, and is one of those books that you just can't put down. (Teen Titles 20130201)