The third and final volume in an outstanding trilogy.
Paul Bryers is a highly acclaimed writer of adult fiction and an award-winning television writer and director. These are his first children's novels. The research involved him in a quest for seven of the most magical and mysterious places on earth, a journey by sea, train, bus, reindeer and dog-sled, to the far north of Lapland to find the place the ancients believed concealed the legendary gateway to Hell.
'A gripping, fascinating tale told by a master of his art, the prose flows easily and naturally, punctuated with flashes of dark humour, and always retaining an earthy reality, no matter how fantastic the scene.' Teach Primary 'Part His Dark Materials with echoes of some of Harry Potter's darker moments, Paul Bryers takes the reader on a page turning ride that is as enthralling as it is fantastic.' The Book Bag 'a fabulous book' [Kobal] Lancashire Book of the Year 2009 nomination Praise for Paul Bryers: 'As a storyteller Bryers is superb' Time Out 'Bryers imagines a world where superstition and science intertwine until finally, in the chilling climax, they merge' Publishers Weekly 'Bryers may well be the best of his type now operating' Nick Hornby, Sunday Times 'Bryers treats what looks like over-familiar territory with freshness, wit and a lively appreciation of a city's dark history' The Guardian