The Frozen Sea
‘If you can imagine it, it exists … somewhere.’ The second incredible instalment of a spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.
It is 1984 and forty years since Simon, Patricia and Evelyn and Larry first stepped through a magical library door into the enchanted world of Folio. When Patricia’s daughter, Jewel, makes a mysterious discovery in an old bookshop, she begins a quest that will make her question everything she thought she knew. Summoned to Folio, she must rescue a missing prince, helped only by her pet hamster and a malfunctioning robot.
Their mission to the Frozen Sea will bring them face-to-face with a danger both more deadly and more magnificent than they ever imagined.
What Jewel discovers will change not just who she thinks she is, but who we all think we are…
A dazzling adventure by an award-winning storyteller * i Newspaper - The Best Books for Christmas 2019 * The narrative is skillfully strung together and the ending deeply surprising, challenging the norms of what might be expected in a children's novel, which is all to the good. -- Philip Womack, on There May Be a Castle * Literary Review * A magical new adventure from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. * WRD About Books * A gripping, memorable adventure which celebrates the power and scope of our imagination * The School Run, on There May Be a Castle * Written in vivid and urgent style ... As thrilling as James and the Giant Peach ... The Last Wild may be as critical to the new generation as Tarka the Otter * The Times on The Last Wild trilogy * Torday's story is alternately sombre, thrilling, and silly, filled with eccentric human and animal characters with distinctive voices * Publishers Weekly on The Last Wild trilogy * A whimsical yet thoughtful tale that brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl and Norton Juster * New York Post, on The Last Wild trilogy * Wildly inventive, moving and gripping ... full of suspense without ever sacrificing warmth * The Guardian on The Last Wild trilogy * An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message * The Financial Times on The Last Wild trilogy * Full marks ... for a story not afraid to take on some of the fundamentals of life while still managing to preserve the lightest of touches * Books For Keeps, on There May Be a Castle * Heartbreaking, surprising, uplifting ... proves that stories matter. They really do * The Bookbag, on There May Be a Castle * Piers Torday continues to demonstrate that he is one of the best writers for children working today * The Guardian, on There May Be a Castle * Piers Torday is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure. * The Times, on There May Be a Castle * Gripping, original and memorable -- Francesca Simon, on The Last Wild trilogy Thrilling, epic, wise. Truly a book for our times. (With extra rainbow unicorns!) -- Natasha Farrant, author of The Children of Castle Rock Torday pays tribute to reading, libraries and imagination in one of the most clever and ambitious children's books you'll read this year * The Bookseller, on The Lost Magician *
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