Synopses & Reviews
The second book in the stunning repackage of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Children of the Red King series!
Time travel, a mystery from the past, and danger around every corner . . .
Charlie Bone hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no unwelcome surprises. But then his distant relative Henry Yewbeam appears out of thin air, twisted through time from 1916 by Henry's wicked cousin, Ezekiel Bloor. Ezekiel, who is still alive, still nasty, and now ancient, vows to track Henry down and get rid of him once and for all. And with Charlie's scheming Yewbeam aunts also on the prowl, Henry desperately needs Charlie's help just to stay alive. Can Charlie and his friends send Henry back in time before it's too late?
Praise for the Children of the Red King series
"Vivid characters and stories that hang together well." --THE WASHINGTON POST
"Nimmo's characterizations . . . have a high comfort level, and her major players are well-defined and sympathetic. . . . an absorbing, well-wrought read." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS
"A . . . worthwhile offering for avid fantasy fans." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"[An] exciting, fast-paced adventure tale." --BOOKLIST
"In ten-year-old Charlie Bone, Nimmo gives readers a character every bit as likeable and ingenious as Harry Potter. . . . [a] marvelous fantasy." --VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES
About the Author
Jenny Nimmo is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling Charlie Bone series as well as GRIFFIN'S CASTLE, THE DRAGON'S CHILD, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy, all published by Orchard Books. Several of her books have been awarded and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.