The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-shaw

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Something dark has awoken on the remote island of Lume

Jess is not pleased when her parents drag her off to live on the weird little island of Lume. But then she encounters an eerie presence in an abandoned cottage, and her anger turns to fear when it begins to lead her through a series of creepy riddles. As she slowly unravels the mysteries of Lume, she finds the writings of Sebastian, a boy who lived one hundred years ago and whose life contains unsettling reflections of her own. To her horror, the dangers he unearthed in 1894 now begin to threaten Jess and her family . . . and if Jess does not unlock the riddles in time, she may lose her mother forever.

 

About Christine Morton-shaw

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Christine Morton-Shaw has felt "visited" all her life. She often has to sidestep people she then realizes others can't see at all. Sometimes these impressions or visions can take a sudden step closer: "It is as if the skin between this world and another world begins to get thinner. Things in that other place become clearer and louder. I'm quite happy with all this strangeness and charm, and can't imagine life without it."She feels at home in ruined buildings or medieval houses and streets. Ancient scripts and old manuscripts and diaries seem alive to her. Some of the things in The Hunt for the Seventh have happened to her, particularly the gray glimpses and the whispers. Christine Morton-Shaw lives with her family in Sheffield, England. She is the author of The Riddles of Epsilon and many picture books for children.
 
Published February 14, 2010 by Katherine Tegen Books. 384 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ciphers, codes and other puzzles abound in a British fantasy that uses the immense conflict between dark and light beings at the core of its magic.

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The 14-year-old communicates with her friend Avril via what she believes to be a \x93private\x94 chat room, yet Jess soon receives online messages from a stranger (whom she later discovers to be the titular Epsilon).

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Later on, Jess hears flute music calling her back to the cabin where she finds a journal entry by a boy written 100 years earlier.

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