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Heart-stopping fantasy from the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians.

Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger...

When an evil faerie steals Yanni's baby sister and swaps her for a changeling, Yanni is swept into a dangerous race against time to get her back.

For faeries delight in tricks and rescuing her won't be easy. With the help of his cousin, Amy, and the reluctant changeling, Yanni must travel to goblin palaces and battle-swept oceans, discovering ancient treasures and secrets along the way.

Yanni will need every drop of courage and even a few tricks of his own, if he's to outwit the faerie and save his sister...

Ross Montgomery brings the magical world of British folklore to life in this contemporary fantasy novel. Bursting with Ross's trademark charm, humour and heart, and with echoes of David Bowie's Labyrinth, The Chime Seekers is perfect reading for fans of Emma Carroll, Piers Torday and David Solomons.

PRAISE FOR THE CHIME SEEKERS

"Cracking adventure from the wildly imaginative Montgomery." Daily Mail

"Funny, terrifying, full of folkloric strangeness hiding in everyday corner, this sparkling homage to David Bowie's Labyrinth is just as satisfying as last year's The Midnight Guardians." Guardian

"[A] whirlwind adventure." Daily Telegraph

"Richly imaginative." The Week Junior

"A quest like no other: Ross Montgomery is on spectacular form in this brilliant, edge-of-your seat story." Emma Carroll

"Fast-paced and hilarious." Ross Welford

"Deliciously creepy, wonderfully imaginative." Sophie Anderson

"Very page-turny, with enough funny bits to stop it being too scary." Philip Reeve

"All the hallmarks of an instant classic." Carlie Sorosiak

"A fantastic adventure with shades of Jan Mark, Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman ... A brilliant example of the best children's fiction." Christopher Edge

"Ross Montgomery is a true master of storytelling." Jenny Pearson

"FLAWLESS. Witty, emotional, beautifully written, pacey, punchy, and a story that just keeps delivering." Nicola Skinner

"A modern classic." Phil Earle

"Rich in detail, humour and feeling. Ross Montgomery is a singular talent in writing brave and magical adventures." Katya Balen

"Fantastic! A brilliant cast of characters ... a whirlwind adventure and a fae world brimming with darkness, wonder and faerie tricks." Aisling Fowler

"[An] enchanting masterpiece ... Charming, hilarious and brimming with magic." Catherine Doyle

"A tricksy, whirlwind of an adventure from start to finish with twists and turns I didn't expect!" Aisha Busby


PRAISE FOR THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIANS

Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa Children's Book Award


Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for Christmas 2020

Hive Children's Book of the Month for November 2020

A Toppsta Children's Book of the Month for November 2020


"An enthralling, Narnia-flavoured novel with the folkloric feels of a Christmas classic." Children's Books of the Year, Guardian

"Beautifully drawn fantasy characters ... a story of hope and love underpinned by witty humour." Daily Mail

"A magical slice of historical fantasy fiction." i Newspaper

"This lovely adventure story has the feel of a classic children's book." Book of the Week, The Week Junior

"Beautiful writing and epic storytelling." WRD Magazine

"A real triumph of the imagination." Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

Details

ISBN13: 9781406391190
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 384
Edition:
Publication Date: 4 Nov 2021
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London,United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(W)266
Weight (gm): 266

Author Biography

Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at university. His debut novel, Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book of the Year and Branford Boase Award. It was also selected as one of the Sunday Times' "Top 100 Modern Children's Classics". His books have also been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award, while his picture book Space Tortoise was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and included in the Guardian's Best New Children's Books of 2018. The Midnight Guardians, Ross's first fiction novel with Walker Books, was selected as a Waterstones Children's Book of the Month and is garnering huge praise. He lives in London with his girlfriend and their cat, Fun Bobby.

Reviews

Cracking adventure from the wildly imaginative Montgomery. * The Daily Mail *

Funny, terrifying, full of folkloric strangeness hiding in everyday corners, this sparkling homage to David Bowie's Labyrinth is just as satisfying as last year's The Midnight Guardians.

* The Guardian *

Lovers of fantasy will find a skillful mix of tradition and invention in The Chime Seekers, the latest whirlwind adventure by Ross Montgomery.

* The Daily Telegraph *
I've long been a fan of Ross Montgomery but, along with The Midnight Guardians, The Chime Seekers is story-telling in a different league [...] a concept perfectly poised to capture children's imaginations and take them on this most fabulous journey into the magical world of British folklore. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
This richly imaginative tale shows faeries at their darkest and most sinister, but there are plenty of funny moments along the way. * The Week Junior *
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