Dark Horse


Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Sedgwick, Marcus. The Dark Horse. [London]: Orion [2002]. 12mo, [iv] 187pp. Turquoise cloth with spine stamped in silver. Small, half-tone illustrated chapter headings. A fine copy with sheets aged, as usual, in the original color pictorial dust jacket (fine)..

First edition, having been issued the year before the US edition. A wonderful copy of award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick’s third novel, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Prize. A girl snatched from the wolves, a sealed box that can only be opened by one person, a sinister stranger nearing the end of his quest, and a boy destined to lead his clan, are woven together in this riveting story of betrayal and ancient magic.