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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 PrimaryPart 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 nominationPraise for Paul Bryers:'As a storyteller Bryers is superb' - Time OutBryers 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