The Chime Seekers
Heart-stopping fantasy from the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians.
Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger…
When an evil faerie steals Yanni’s baby sister and swaps her for a changeling, Yanni is swept into a dangerous race against time to get her back.
For faeries delight in tricks and rescuing her won’t be easy. With the help of his cousin, Amy, and the reluctant changeling, Yanni must travel to goblin palaces and battle-swept oceans, discovering ancient treasures and secrets along the way.
Yanni will need every drop of courage and even a few tricks of his own, if he’s to outwit the faerie and save his sister…
Ross Montgomery brings the magical world of British folklore to life in this contemporary fantasy novel. Bursting with Ross’s trademark charm, humour and heart, and with echoes of David Bowie’s Labyrinth, The Chime Seekers is perfect reading for fans of Emma Carroll, Piers Torday and David Solomons.
PRAISE FOR THE CHIME SEEKERS
“Richly imaginative.” The Week Junior
“A quest like no other: Ross Montgomery is on spectacular form in this brilliant, edge-of-your seat story.” Emma Carroll
“Very page-turny, with enough funny bits to stop it being too scary.” Philip Reeve
“All the hallmarks of an instant classic.” Carlie Sorosiak
“A fantastic adventure with shades of Jan Mark, Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman … A brilliant example of the best children’s fiction.” Christopher Edge
“FLAWLESS. Witty, emotional, beautifully written, pacey, punchy, and a story that just keeps delivering.” Nicola Skinner
“Rich in detail, humour and feeling. Ross Montgomery is a singular talent in writing brave and magical adventures.” Katya Balen
“Fantastic! A brilliant cast of characters … a whirlwind adventure and a fae world brimming with darkness, wonder and faerie tricks.” Aisling Fowler
“[An] enchanting masterpiece … Charming, hilarious and brimming with magic, it swept me up from the first page … In fact, this tale has been told with such wizardry, I’m beginning to wonder if Ross might be a faerie, too.” Catherine Doyle
“A tricksy, whirlwind of an adventure from start to finish with twists and turns I didn’t expect!” Aisha Busby
PRAISE FOR THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIANS
Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for Christmas 2020
Hive Children’s Book of the Month for November 2020
A Toppsta Children’s Book of the Month for November 2020
“An enthralling, Narnia-flavoured novel with the folkloric feels of a Christmas classic.” Children’s Books of the Year, Guardian
“Beautifully drawn fantasy characters … a story of hope and love underpinned by witty humour.” Daily Mail
“A magical slice of historical fantasy fiction.” i Newspaper
“This lovely adventure story has the feel of a classic children’s book.” Book of the Week, The Week Junior
“Beautiful writing and epic storytelling.” WRD Magazine
“A real triumph of the imagination.” Editor’s Choice, The Bookseller
I’ve long been a fan of Ross Montgomery but, along with The Midnight Guardians, The Chime Seekers is story-telling in a different league […] a concept perfectly poised to capture children’s imaginations and take them on this most fabulous journey into the magical world of British folklore. — Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * A quest like no other: Ross Montgomery is on spectacular form in this brilliant, edge-of-your seat story about magic, unlikely alliances and talking signposts. * Emma Carroll * A deliciously creepy, wonderfully imaginative, folklore-filled tale from a hugely talented and accomplished storyteller. * Sophie Anderson * The Chime Seekers is another enchanting masterpiece from Ross Montgomery. Charming, hilarious and brimming with magic, it swept me up from the first page and brought me on a whirlwind adventure, through a land rich with ancient folklore, tricksy bargains and sneaky faeries. In fact, this tale has been told with such wizardry, I’m beginning to wonder if Ross might be a faerie, too. * Catherine Doyle * I really enjoyed this. Very page-turny, with enough funny bits to stop it being too scary. * Philip Reeve *
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