Nickolai's Quest

Lucy Daniel Raby

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Hodder Children's Books


At the stroke of midnight, a miracle must happen at the North Pole ...

Nickolai has made his home in the Elfin Kingdom, safe at last from the wicked Magda. Now he must keep his Winter Solstice promise: to bring gifts to all the world's children in one night.

It seems an impossible mission. Forced into the dark and forbidden NetherWorld, in the Cave of the Crystal Chronicle, Nickolai must confront his deepest fears ...

In the media
A real yuletide treat ... If it doesn't give you that Xmas feeling, then there is no help for it: you have become Scrooge.

The Times

Enchantingly original ... thrilling twists ensure that this will become a Christmas classic.

The Independent

A gem

Daily Mail

This definitive story of how Santa came to be recreates the magic of Christmas with elves, fairies, flying reindeer, and plenty of snow and ice. A classic myth in the making, presented in a luxurious gift edition.

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