Author:

Marcus Sedgwick & Julian Sedgwick

Book Cover - Voyages In The Underworld Of Orpheus Black

Voyages In The Underworld Of Orpheus Black

This illustrated novel about two brothers trying to survive while World War II rages in London is one that stays with the reader long after they have finished it. The story is punctuated with poems written from the point of view of Orpheus, the Greek myth hero. The juxtaposition of Orpheus’ bravery and Harry’s views of being a coward is evident. After the explosion at the pub that leaves Harry injured and his brother Ellis presumed dead, it is evident that Harry is the hero of the story.