Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780385734561, 416pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2008
Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger. The volume is wordless, but fine veins run through its pages, and they seem to quiver, as if alive. Words begin to appear in the book words only the boy can see.
“Wonderfully engaging, even addictive.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Riddles galore, [and] a great cliffhanger should generate plenty of excitement for this literary thriller.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred