Following Ivy Sparrow's discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass.
As soon as Ivy and her brother Seb set foot back in the mysterious underground city of Lundinor, they know that something has changed . . . Where before there were cobbled streets, now the squares and lanes between the city's enchanted shops are lush with spring blooms - but something dark is stirring just below the surface, and uncommon traders are uneasy. Ivy and Seb have stumbled into a plot that could condemn every uncommoner to a disastrous fate . . . With the help of Valian, their extraordinary friend - and some exceptional uncommon objects - can Ivy and Seb put a stop to the sinister Dirge's plans?
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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“Adventure and Fun all the way”
A good mix of adventure and fun for all to enjoy in this book.
A few reminders of Mary Poppins in this one for me.
I enjoyed the first book a touch more.
“"The very essence of being an uncommoner is the pursuit of the unexplored, the spirit of adventure."”
I can't begin to describe just how excited I was for this book; book one, The Crooked Sixpence, was one of the best debuts I've ever read and so I couldn't wait to see what Jennifer Bell has in store... More
An excellent second venture into Lundinor with brilliant new characters and more devilish plots from the Dirge. It has the wit, charm and tension of the previous book but develops several characters very well. If you... More
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