The Story of Cirrus Flux by Matthew Skelton

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London, 1783. Orphan Cirrus Flux is being watched. Merciless villains are conniving to steal the world’s most divine power—The Breath of God—which they believe Cirrus has inherited. Now he faces a perilous journey through the dirty backstreets of the city as a sinister mesmerist, a tiny man with an all-seeing eye, and a skull-collecting scoundrel pursue him. Cirrus must escape them, but he’ll need to trust some unlikely allies if he hopes to thwart his foes . . . and survive a grand and terrifying showdown.


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About Matthew Skelton

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Matthew Skelton was born in the UK and spent most of his childhood in Canada. He has a PhD in English Literature from Oxford University. His debut novel was the New York Times bestseller Endymion Spring.
 
Published February 11, 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 306 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Set against the backdrop of 18th-century London and the Age of Enlightenment, Skelton’s suspenseful fantasy adventure is filled with themes of greed, abuse, trust and betrayal played out within a cast of nefarious villains and daring heroes.

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Cirrus Flux has spent his childhood in a foundling hospital feeling different from the other orphans.

Aug 15 2009 | Read Full Review of The Story of Cirrus Flux

The Bookbag

Summary: Richly imagined, compelling and atmospheric, The Story of Cirrus Flux is quite the page-turner and a great summer read for all fans of historical fantasy.

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Kidz World

Cirrus Flux doesn’t know he’s special.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!The Foundling Hospital has been home to countless orphans in London, England, and that is where Cirrus Flux finds himself currently situated in the late 1700s.

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