Alternative Title: The Satanic Mill
When I started reading it the story felt somewhat familiar. It was only then that I realised this book had been translated into Dutch a long time ago (as De Meester van de Zwarte Molen) and that many of my friends had read this while we were young.
And it makes for a perfect children's story. Krabat gets to work in a mill, but soon finds out the Master is training them in black arts and mysterious things are going on. But it's impossible to flee as every road will take Krabat back to the mill...
I liked it. I think I would have really enjoyed it had I been a bit younger. It fits perfectly with the other books we read as children. It's not too long either, would recommend for children around age 8-11.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!