Synopses & Reviews
The Face in the Frost is a fantasy classic, defying categorization with its richly imaginative story of two separate kingdoms of wizards, stymied by a power that is beyond their control. A tall, skinny misfit of a wizard, named Prospero, lives in the Southern Kingdom -- a patchwork of feuding duchies and small manors, all loosely loyal to one figurehead king. Both he and an improbable adventurer named Roger Bacon look in mirrors to see different times and places, which greatly affects their personalities and mannerisms and leads them into a myriad of situations that are sometimes frightening and often hilarious.
Hailed by critics as an extraordinary work, combining the thrills of a horror novel with the inventiveness of fantasy, The Face in the Frost is the debut novel that launched John Bellairs' reputation as one of the most influential voices in young adult fiction.
About the Author
John Anthony Bellairs�(1938-1991) is an award-winning American author, perhaps best known for his�fantasy�novel�The Face in the Frost.�He is also the author of many�gothic�mystery�novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in its Walls (which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award), The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb (which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award), and The Specter from the Magician's Museum (which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.