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Summary

‘Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved....’ 

In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren’t so easy to find - because Erkenwald is ruled by an evil Ice Queen, and the tribes must stay hidden or risk becoming her prisoners at Winterfang Palace. 

Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whose inventions could change the fate of Erkenwald forever, as they journey to the Never Cliffs and beyond in search of an ancient, almost forgotten song with the power to force the Ice Queen back. 

This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world.... 

©2018 Abi Elphinstone (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"A truly magical tale." (The Guardian) 

"Abi Elphinstone is proving to be a worthy successor to C.S. Lewis." (The Times

"A shimmering thrill-ride of a book. I loved every page." (Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe)  

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This is a fantastic story!

My kids loved this audiobook. They said it was very emotional and drew them in, they were very sad when they got to the end and wanted to listen to it again straight away! The narration was very good too. If you like Narnia, Harry Potter and His Dark Materials then we heartily recommend this book!

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Original and Beautiful

Lovely to discover such a charming and original children's book. The magical kingdom was unique, and the main characters charming. Beautifully narrated too.

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Very good my friends.

Amazing story the best one ever. My favourite part is where, spoiler, flint wins a fight against a wulrus.

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Simply wonderful. I enjoyed every last second and would love to see a sequel and a movie

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Narnia and the Snow Queen

It is difficult not to draw comparisons with the CS Lewis stories but very enjoyable nonetheless. Super performance by the narrator.

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Really good book.

I enjoyed this book immensely.
I would definitely recommend this book.
For 8 to 12 years old

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Fabulous adventure

Wonderful characters.
A female protagonist (whoop)!
Beautifully read with a warm voice, lots of expression and changes of voice for different characters.
The first thing my daughter said when we finished it was “now that’s one I really want to listen to again”! Epic! I feel the same as my daughter. Highly recommend.

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Lovely ❤️

I loved the pause for tension and how Nicky Diss made a specific voice at the start and kept it the whole way through.
This book is thrilling adventurous story is amazing with inspiring quotes and funny humorous parts.
I recommend this book for youngsters and adults.

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Good Story but…

Magic, mystery, faith, friendship, challenges, battles… Sky Song is a good story, but it never truly captivated me.
I never really engaged with the characters, or their plot - it was all just a little too predictable.
Maybe the ‘Ice Queen’ thing has just been done too much or maybe the story wasn’t for me.
It’s not poorly written - and I loved the inclusion of a Down Syndrome character.
Perhaps I am too far from the target audience.

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Really good

This book is really really good it keeps me entertained for hours and the narrator is really good as well.
I have listened to this book at least 10 times in a row I really like the story
And Erkin walled is such a great name for a kingdom.
I really like it
From Michelle