Author(s): Matthew Skelton
Who or what is Endymion Spring? A power for good, or for evil...A legendary book that holds the secret to a world of knowledge...A young boy without a voice - whose five-hundred-year-old story is about to explode in the twenty-first century...Set in present-day Oxford and Germany at the dawn of printing, one magical book sets two boys' worlds alight - bringing them unimaginable danger, excitement and power...Skelton's brilliant literary debut, this work is powerfully gripping, a perfect, magical read for teenagers and adults alike.
A wonderfully rich but accessible story for 10-year-olds plus Sunday Telegraph Skelton is a wonderful descriptive writer, with a good line in startling images Observer It is unputdownable Irish Independent The story, switching between medieval Germany and Oxford University libraries, is a gripping, fast-moving read, and should appeal to adults as well as teenagers Oxford Times
Matthew Skelton was born in the UK but spent most of his childhood in Canada. He started writing while working as a teaching assistant at the University of Mainz, and continued when he came back to Oxford to work as a research assistant. In 2002 he won Richard and Judy's short story competition. Endymion Spring is his first novel.