(From the publisher):
The days between Christmas and New Year's Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our lives. A lot can happen in the dead days.
There is a magician called Valerian who must save his own life, or pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. But will alchemy and sorcery be any use against the demonic power pursuing him? Helping him is his servant, Boy, a child with no name and no past, and the quick-witted Willow, and watching their fortune, mapping their destinies...is Fate.
Original title: The Book of Dead Days
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Dark Fantasy