The Lost Girl King: Signed Exclusive Edition (Paperback)Catherine Doyle (author)
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A gripping twist on myth and folklore, this magical adventure from the author of The Storm Keeper's Island takes the legend of Tír na nÓg as a jumping off point for richly imagined and sophisticated fantasy.
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Amy and Liam Bell have been packed off to stay at Gran's house in the wilds of Connemara for the summer. Out for a walk on the first morning of their holiday, they trace the flight of a hawk to a nearby waterfall - only to watch the bird disappear through it.
Intrigued, the children follow and soon realise they've discovered the entrance to Tir na nOg, the legendary land of eternal youth. But they've been tricked. Almost immediately Liam is captured by a troop of headless horsemen who take him to Tarlock, the ruling sorcerer of Tir na nOg, who is seeking the bones of a human child for a sinister new spell.
Packed with edge-of-your seat adventure, incredible imagination, humour and warmth, The Lost Girl King is the rare kind of story that has you reading long past lights out.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Few do page-turning, high-stakes, and warm and witty adventure as well as Catherine Doyle, and The Lost Girl King is a writer at the height of her powers. You won't want to put it down! * Kiran Millwood Hargrave, award-winning author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year and the British Book Awards' Children's Book of the Year *
Nobody writes peril, wit and wonder as well as Catherine Doyle. The Lost Girl King is real magic - a novel brimming with the perfect balance of charm, humour and just the right amount of poetry in its prose. Doyle is a modern Diana Wynne Jones * Dave Rudden, author of Irish Children's Book of the Year Knights of the Borrowed Dark *
A thrilling adventure - loveable characters, magical folklore and a seriously scary villain. Truly one of the best fantasy stories I've ever read. * A.F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief *
A glorious gulp of a summer adventure * Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild *
Beautifully written, breathlessly exciting, and full of heart and humour, this is an epic adventure unlike no other. Be prepared to fall in love with The Lost Girl King * Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours *
What a fantastic story! I was utterly gripped throughout. I loved the Irish mythology, the snappy and humorous dialogue, the Greencloaks, the Fianna warriors, the peril and pace and dear old Gran. So much to savour! The way Catherine catapults the reader into the adventure from the off is just fabulous. Kids are going to adore this rollicking adventure * Abi Elphinstone *
Packed full of heart and humour, The Lost Girl King is the perfect mix of nail-baiting action and spellbinding magic * Anna James, author of Pages & Co. *
Catherine Doyle is a beautiful writer with an extraordinary imagination, as proven yet again with The Lost Girl King. The adventure sings with Doyle's signature heart, humour, and hope - it is the kind of timeless tale that readers of all ages will love. It truly made me feel like I had discovered the magical land of Tir na nOg, and is a book I look forward to reading again and again whenever I once more want to return to Tir na nOg. * Katie Tsang, bestselling co-author of DRAGON REALM series *
An exciting fantasy adventure inspired by Irish folklore and packed with humour, imagination and beautifully descriptive writing. The Lost Girl King echoes The Lord of the Rings and Narnia, whilst being original and fresh. It's sure to become a classic of its own * Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars *
I fell headlong in love with this absolutely enchanting adventure. Catherine's fantastical Tir na nOg shimmers and bristles with magic and peril. With its roots in Irish folklore and its heart bursting with valiant spirit, this book will whisk you away to another world ... ! I LOVED it! * Tamzin Merchant, author of The Hatmakers *
The Lost Girl King is an extraordinary adventure, full of peril, magic, and magnificent characters who bring Doyle's rich and vivid take on the mythical world of Tir na nOg to life * Clare Povey, author of Waterstones CBOTM The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre *
I was totally transported by this book. Fizzling with folklore and fun * Francesca Gibbons, author of A Clock of Stars *
Magical in every way * Eoin Colfer on THE STORM KEEPER'S ISLAND *
Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful * Kiran Millwood Hargrave on THE STORM KEEPER'S ISLAND *
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