The Lost Magician
‘If you can imagine it, it exists … somewhere’ The new spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.
1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world of Folio, where an enchanted kingdom of fairy knights, bears and tree gods is under threat from a sinister robot army.
The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children’s only hope is to find their creator – a magician who has been lost for centuries.
What they discover will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever …
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
EDITOR'S CHOICE, THE BOOKSELLER
BOOK OF THE WEEK, THE WEEK JUNIOR
BOOK OF THE DAY, BOOKTRUST
***** “A brilliant story by a master storyteller”
“An entrancing story that champions imagination at a time when we need it most”
“You’ll be on the edge of your seat … an original, and imaginative war cry for the importance of reading and the magic of libraries”
“Thrilling, epic, wise. Truly a book for our times. “
“A wonderful story about the power of imagination that stands on the shoulders of giants to build something beautiful and true.”
“Piers Torday is like a magician himself…spellbinding”
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“An enormously clever and important addition to children’s literature “
GORDON ASKEW, MAGIC FICTION SINCE POTTER
‘If you love stories in fantasy worlds, this is a book for you’
THE WEEK JUNIOR
“Expertly handled and written with charm, passion and fervour”
‘A beautiful homage to Narnia… fantastical but with real heart’
“The most clever and ambitious children’s book this year”
Fiona Noble, THE BOOKSELLER