By Jan Siegel
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English fantasy at its finest, this exciting new trilogy steps into the gap that exists between The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Clive Barker's Weaveworld. A Key -- lost since the dawn of civilization -- is about to be found...A mysterious h Continue
English fantasy at its finest, this exciting new trilogy steps into the gap that exists between The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Clive Barker's Weaveworld. A Key -- lost since the dawn of civilization -- is about to be found...A mysterious house in the remote Yorkshire moors awaits sixteen-year-old Fern and her brother Will, when they are taken there for the summer holidays. Their hearts sink at the coming weeks of boredom, but as the old house gradually gives up its secrets, their familiar world starts to fracture, giving access to a magical and corrupt land destroyed thousands of years ago. Outside on the moors stands a stone, watching the house, but not always from the same place; inside, a sinister statue glows malevolently. At night, strange creatures seek to enter the house; and gradually their father's exotic new partner takes over part of the house, keeping her secrets behind magically locked doors.
And as their lives are invaded by the fantastical, Fern finds herself being courted by the enigmatic wanderer, Ragginbone, and the sinister art-dealer, Javier Holt, for they know that she has the Gift: a unique and powerful talent for magic not seen for ten thousand years. Hidden somewhere within the house is a talisman which has been sought by the forces of good and evil for millennia. A talisman so powerful that it can be used to shape time, to destroy civilizations, perhaps even conquer death. With events moving to a desperate and fatal climax, Fern and Will must decide who, and what, to believe...but what kind of door will it open?
- English Books
- Hardcover 352 Pages
- ISBN-10: 0002258358
- ISBN-13: 9780002258357
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publish date: 1999-10-04
- Dimensions: 240 mm x 159 mm x mm Just how big is that?
- Also available as: Paperback , Audio Cassette , Others , eBook
- In other languages: other languages Nederlandse Boeken