Of course another reason for choosing this book was because it is set in Scotland. :-)
|Published June 2014 by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins|
I immediately searched the library catalogue for this book and when I couldn't find it I put in a request, imagine my delight when just a few weeks later I found it on the New Books shelf at the local library!
The front cover gives a very accurate description of the book's story 'A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds.'
This book is beautifully illustrated. I wouldn't describe it as a graphic novel more like an adult picture book. It reads almost like a poem as it has a lovely rhythm about it. The story is sad and somewhat dark and sinister, but there are humorous moments too. It is a tale of family, betrayal, murder, treasure and creatures from another realm. A real fairytale for grown-ups!
10 KDS points from me.
August's choice is another Quick Reads book; Rules for Dating a Romantic Hero - Harriet Evans