Early Riser by Jasper FfordeThe new standalone novel from Number 1 bestselling author Jasper Fforde.
Every Winter, the human population hibernates.
During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity.
Well, not quite.
Your name is Charlie Worthing and its your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses.
You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind.
When the dreams start to kill people, its unsettling.
When you get the dreams too, its weird.
When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.
But teasing truth from Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you arent eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.
But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, youll be fine.
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Jasper Name Meaning & Origin
First time posting in this group. My SIL and I are both expecting baby girls. She has 2 sons already- Maxwell and Huxley. She and her husband are seemingly set on naming their daughter Jasper. What are your thoughts?
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As a traditional male name, Jasper is a variant of Caspar or Gaspar the name of one of the biblical Magi. But it can also come from the name of an opaque variety of quartz that is often polished and used as a gemstone. In this sense, the word jasper ultimately derives from the Persian word for the stone. What do you think? Update 1: Jasper has indeed been trudging up the charts in the years since I first published this post.
Jasper is a masculine given name commonly believed to be of Persian origin, meaning "Treasurer". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Dictionary of First Names 2 ed. Oxford University Press. Jasper: The usual English form of the name assigned in Christian folklore to one of the three Magi or 'wise men', who brought gifts to the infant Christ at his birth Matthew The name does not appear in the Bible, and is first found in medieval tradition.
Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. Why can't Jasper be a girl name? I've heard people say jaspers a bad names for a girl. Report Abuse. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes No.