Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Mortlock by Jon Mayhew
* Published by: Bloomsbury (UK)
* Format: Hardcover (UK)
* Release Date: April 5th, 2010 (UK)
* On Amazon: here.
From Amazon: The sister is a knife-thrower in a magician's stage act, the brother an undertaker's assistant. Neither orphan knows of the other's existence. Until, that is, three terrible Aunts descend on the girl's house and imprison her guardian, the Great Cardamom. His dying act is to pass the girl a note with clues to the secret he carries to his grave. Cardamom was one of three explorers on an expedition to locate the legendary Amarant, a plant with power over life and death. Now, pursued by flesh-eating crow-like ghuls, brother and sister must decode the message and save themselves from its sinister legacy.
I love the sound of this book, and I absolutely love the cover. Flesh-eating crow things sound fantastic, as does a plant with power over life and death. I can't wait for this one!