The Frozen Sea

Piers Torday

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Quercus Children's Books


'If you can imagine it, it exists ... somewhere.' The second incredible instalment of a spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.

It is 1984 and forty years since Simon, Patricia and Evelyn and Larry first stepped through a magical library door into the enchanted world of Folio. When Patricia's daughter, Jewel, makes a mysterious discovery in an old bookshop, she begins a quest that will make her question everything she thought she knew. Summoned to Folio, she must rescue her missing aunt, helped only by her rude pet hamster Fizz and a malfunctioning robot.

Their mission to the Frozen Sea will bring them face-to-face with a danger both more deadly and more magnificent than they ever imagined.

What Jewel discovers will change not just who she thinks she is, but who we all think we are...

In the media
Torday pays tribute to reading, libraries and imagination in one of the most clever and ambitious children's books you'll read this year

The Bookseller, on The Lost Magician

Thrilling, epic, wise. Truly a book for our times. (With extra rainbow unicorns!)

Natasha Farrant, author of The Children of Castle Rock

Gripping, original and memorable

Francesca Simon, on The Last Wild trilogy

Piers Torday is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure.

The Times, on There May Be a Castle