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The Twistrose Keyby Tone Almhjell
Enter the enchanted animal land of Sylver with Lin Rosenquist, an 11-year-old girl who finds herself on a fateful journey. Can she restore the magical balance of this snowy world in time to save its animal inhabitants? A captivating winter fantasy for young readers.
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When a mysterious parcel addressed simply to Rosenquist” arrives at her family's rented house, Lin Rosenquist knows the package must be for her. She uses the strange key she finds inside to open the secret door hidden in the cellar — and tumbles headfirst into an amazing new world. Sylver is a snowy land of eternal winter, where all the inhabitants were either once beloved pets or tamed wild animals. The only way for Lin to return home is to find the missing Winter Prince and save Sylver before the clock strikes midnight. But not everyone in the Winter Realm wants him to be found.
With the charm and suspense of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Dragon Rider, this classic-in-the-making is full of exhilarating action and magic. Adventurous, endearing characters and an imaginative setting help make Tone Almhjell's debut an electrifying fast-paced ride.
“Skillfully blending facets of classic high fantasy, this debut novel will captivate readers with its rich plot and detailed worldbuilding.” Kirkus (starred review)
Something is wrong in the house that Lin's family has rented; Lin is sure of it. The clocks tick too slowly. Frost covers the flowerbed, even in a rain storm. And when a secret key marked "Twistrose" arrives for her, Lin finds a crack in the cellar, a gate to the world of Sylver.
This frozen realm is the home of every dead animal who ever loved a child. Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with Rufus, the pet she buried under the rosebush. But together they must find the missing Winter Prince in order to save Sylver from destruction.
They are not the only ones hunting for the boy this night. In the dark hides a shadow-lipped man, waiting for the last Winter Prince to be delivered into his hands.
Exhilarating suspense and unforgettable characters await the readers of this magical adventure, destined to become a classic.
About the Author
Tone Almhjell grew up, then quickly un-grew up. In a fit of bravery, she quit her job as a journalist to become a fantasy writer. Almhjell lives in Oslo, Norway with her husband, two children, and two mostly non-evil cats.
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