Ivy and Seb can’t wait to join Valian for their first ever overseas uncommon adventure – they’re meeting in Nubrook, the completely astonishing and totally-different-to-Ludinor trading market hidden underneath New York. But there’s no time to enjoy looking round all the incredible sights – they’re on a mission to find Valian’s long-lost sister, Rosie.
But it seems they’re not the only ones looking for her. Once again the Dirge rear their terrifying heads, and it appears they’re after not only Rosie, but another enormously powerful Great Uncommon Good object. But what do they want it for? And can Ivy, Seb and Valian stop them from finding it?
This book is suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years of age.
After the thrilling events which concluded The Smoking Hourglass, Ivy, Seb and Valian think they’ve vanquished their enemies, and those of Lundinor, forever. It turns out their adventure was only just beginning . . .
Jennifer Bell began working in children’s books as a specialist bookseller at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, one of the world’s most famous bookstores. After having the privilege of listening to children talk about their favorite books for many years, she started writing a book of her own on her lunch breaks. Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series.
Karl James Mountford is an Illustrator, born in Germany and brought up in the U.K. Karl graduated in 2013 at Swansea Met Uni with a Masters degree in Illustration and Visual communication. Karl works in both traditional and digital mediums . He loves Illustration full heartedly, from picture books, writing stories, screen printing, contemporary design. His style of illustration is ‘visually edible’, sometimes witty, sometimes odd but always full of gusto.