The frozen Siberian wastes hold many terrors for Lina and her best friend Bogdan, especially with an evil sorceress and a pack of wolves on their tail. A terrifically atmospheric and exciting debut from a beguiling new voice in children’s fiction.
A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers.
A world of magic is only a whisper away...
Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy wilderness, they are pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her pack of shadow wolves. The children will need every ounce of courage - and a whisper of magic - if they are to survive...
Perfect for fans of Abi Elphinstone, Sophie Anderson and Catherine Doyle.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
It's a thick book and some chapters are scary but it's so interesting and surprising that you won't want to put it down! * Layla (Age 10), National Geographic Kids *
An engrossing first novel by Katharine Orton...this is fantasy at its glutinous best. * The Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year - Children's & Stocking Fillers *
It's an unusual juxtaposition - the harsh world of political prisoners in a forced labour camp versus one of ice castles, spirit children and giant eagles. Katharine Orton pulls it off brilliantly. * Bookseller *
The children will need every ounce of courage - and a whisper of magic - if they are to survive. Perfect for fans of Abi Elphinstone, Sophie Anderson and Catherine Doyle. * Librarian's Book Choice, School Zone *
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