When Days Tilt
Magic, mystery and darkness – a gripping fantasy adventure for lovers of Phillip Pullman’s Northern Lights. In this page-turning debut, one girl must figure out why she is the key to two worlds, before time itself falls under the control of the powerful and the greedy.
A historical fantasy adventure for teens set between Victorian London and a darker parallel city.
It’s 1858, and there are two queens on the throne. Victoria reigns over London, the biggest city the world has ever known. But London has a secret shadow city, called Donlon, where another queen, the Green Witch, rules her own domain – time.
London is in turmoil. The Thames is at the height of the Great Stink; a blazing comet is searing the sky; technology is moving so fast it seems otherworldly; and the city is exploding with more people than it can hold. Darwin is about to publish his theory of evolution and humanity’s very place in the world is in question. On top of all this, people are disappearing into thin air. If they return, it is with empty eyes and torn souls, never to be the same again. Ava, a fourteen-year-old Londoner, feels trapped by the limited life of a young Victorian woman and by her watchmaking apprenticeship with her father. Her predictable world is turned upside down when she discovers that the body in her mother’s grave is not her mother, but a stranger.
When Ava goes in search of her real mother and her true identity, she is thrust into the dark world of Donlon and must fight a battle to save those she loves and the future of both worlds . . .
Praise for When Days Tilt
When Days Tilt invites readers into a vibrant and intricate world, full of imagination and mystery. An absorbing debut for fans of Philip Pullman.Anna Morgan, author of Before The Beginning and All That Impossible Space
An atmospheric, visceral read that casts its otherworldly thrall from the first page. The adventure is always underpinned by the emotional growth of the characters, and the mystery is always grounded in the importance of family and human connection. Perfect for readers who love imaginative historical fantasy with a dash of steampunk.Sam-Ellen Bound, author of Seven Wherewithal Way
Lose yourself in the world of Victorian London, and the world of its sinister twin, as you travel back – and forth – in time. Time Catchers: When Days Tilt will show you London as you’ve never seen it before.Lucinda Hawksley, Author and great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens
Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/when-days-tilt-9781760895037 Magic, mystery and darkness – a gripping fantasy adventure for lovers of Philip Pullman’s NORTHERN LIGHTS. In this page-turning debut, one girl must figure out why she is the key to two worlds, before time itself falls under the control of the powerful and the greedy. #WhenDaysTilt #TimeCatchers #KarenGinnane