In a German town, long ago, lives a toothpuller’s boy called Klaus. It isn’t Klaus’s fault that he sees his master steal a diamond from the mouth of a dead man in Frau Drecht’s lodging house, or that Frau Drecht and her murderous son want it for themselves.
He has nothing to do with the Jesuit priest and his Aztec companion who turn up out of the blue looking for it, or the Professor of Anatomy who takes such a strange interest in it. No, Klaus doesn’t want any trouble.
But when he finds himself with the diamond in his pocket, things really can’t get much worse – that is, until the feathered man appears. Then they become a matter of life . . . and death.
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A thrilling, dark and exciting tale of gothic proportions. - The Bookseller
A gripping and frightening story with an ending that leaves the reader wanting more. - The Bookseller
We are taken on a journey through dark alleyways and encounter menacing characters, all in search of a diamond found in a corpse's mouth ... the feathered man adds to the intrigue and momentum of the book. Not for the faint-hearted but this is a book for those with a sense of the macabre. - The Bookseller
Its intriguing plot will have readers gripped and racing through its pages. An excellent read. - Notes of Life
I loved the originality of it all, the classical feel, and the uncompromising commitment to the main theme - where does life go when it leaves the body? The Feathered Man will be perfect for keen readers with a thirst for horror. And it comes recommended by Bookbag. - The Bookbag
This is a dark and spooky story, told with high drama and real Gothic creepiness. It deals with the debate between religion and science, of the abuse of power, of murder and fear and terror. - The Bookbag
It's a book to give you nightmares, but in that very satisfying way that horror stories have. It is compulsive reading, but don't say you haven't been warned. - 'And Then I Read A Book' blog
This is tip-top horror for older children upwards. - 'And Then I Read A Book' blog
A dark and chilling tale of human nature and what happens when our curiosity about death exceeds the value of life. - My Book Journey blog
Jeremy de Quidt has crafted a fine gothic suspense thriller which at times becomes gruesome as well as truly creepy. The Feathered Man deserves to be read. 10/10 - Starburst Magazine
This intriguing, innovative and sometimes disturbing story has vivid characters and a clever plot that moves forward at an exciting pace. Dark, thrilling, suspenseful and macabre, this is not a story for the faint-hearted. - Booktrust
A thought provoking tale full of dark shadows and nerve-wracking moments. A helter skelter ride from the slightly scary to the terrifying. Not to be read alone... - Serendipity Reviews
A bone chillingly brilliant book. I can promise that you will never have read anything like this before. ...I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more works from the author in the future. - Fiction Fascination blog
The story is both terrifying and tender, it looks at the very best and worst of human nature and shows another plane of reality that is so frightening. ... Although there is a diamond, which plays a very important part to the story, the real gem here is de Quidt’s writing. - Fantasy Book Review
A dark, Dickensian world of boarding houses, narrow cobbled streets and dingy shops is expertly drawn and creates a compelling atmosphere - Carousel Magazine