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This gripping thriller from master of suspense G.P. Taylor is rich in fear, tension, plot- twists and adventure.

Reviews

"They're touting it as a successor to Harry Potter, but I think it surpasses Potter on just about every level there is." - The Bookbag.

"BBC and Bloggers find successor to Potter Crown." - Abigail Dunne.

"When Harry Potter hangs up his wizard's cloak, booksellers will be looking to G.P. Taylor's Mariah Mundi - The Midas Box, to keep the cashtills ringing." -BuddyHollywood Review

"It was a brilliant book and I definitely want to read the next book." - Tori Garbutt - NY Times.

"It really is wonderful, wonderful stuff ... Mariah Mundi surpasses Potter on just about every level there is. Highly recommended." - Harriet Ritchie.

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Faber Children's Books (6 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571226507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571226504
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14 x 3.6 cm

Collectors Notes:

  • Printing numbers generally run 5% over to under projections. The approximate number of first editions printed was 20,000.
  • 100 Doodled Limited Edition books are signed, numbered and dated.
  • There is a special Stamped Limited Edition which is signed, lined and numbered.
Current prices for first printings of Mariah Mundi in fine condition are as follows. If you act quickly, copies can still be had on Amazon for 9.99. The exclusive Limited Edition Doodled copies can be had from around 200. The Limited Edition Stamped copies are around 150. It's totally unheard of in the industry for G.P. Taylor to sign for collectors, so these copies are very rare. (He told me about an incident when a fan persuaded him to sign a book to Philip with a line of text saying "My Amber Spy Glass." This fan was actually a bookseller and sold the book on eBay as G.P. Taylor's book to Philip Pullman for hundreds of pounds. Needless to say, he's very careful about doing signings these days.)

However, the reason he chose to do the special Mariah Mundi Limited Editions was so a donation could be made to the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough. The Rotunda is currently being restored, and one of the most influential people in Britain, Lord Derwent, is behind it. Even Prince Charles visited the museum last week and is incredibly impressed with the work done.

Also, recently, there has been major collector interest in Taylor's Tizzle Sisters and Eric. This book was published by Markosia Enterprises, and the cover was created by Harry Potter cover artist Cliff Wright. There are exclusive Limited Edition Embossed copies commanding prices up to 300, not to mention exclusive Doodled Limited Edition copies fetching over 350 and proofs over 500 each. This is definitely one to watch; there is a major buzz surrounding this book in the UK press.

Currently, G.P. Taylor is on tour in the UK until late 2007. He has a passion for teaching children to read. His school visits are famous for being absolutely hilarious, and he's booked for months in advance, so I was truly honoured to meet the author in person and interview him.

So - news is spreading fast about Mariah Mundi. It's worth its weight in gold - even without the Midas Box!

For further details about G.P. Taylor visit his website.

 

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