Whoever Wants to Buy a Knot?
THE KNOT SHOP rarely has any customers. A knot isn’t something most people (that is, most grown-ups) think they need to buy.
But if you’re a bright, perceptive kind of child, and if you’re in difficulty — maybe you need to find your sister after she has been abducted by pirates, or perhaps you want to seal a reckless promise a prince once made to you — then you’ll know that the knot-shop man can help. He can tie laces or parcels, he can play cat’s cradle or untangle your knotted kite strings . . . and, best of all, he knows how to tie the knots of fate.
The Knot-Shop Man — four stories intertwined. Four knots tied to four fates. And threaded through them all, a knot mythos that binds the world and everything in it from the moment all its parts were tied together to its final Unravelling.