A middle-grade fantasy full of myth and legend, set in England’s “darkest hour” during the Blitz in WW2, from a Costa-shortlisted author.
Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest… When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must travel to Blitz-bombed-London to save his sister. But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.
- A classic magical adventure from a Costa-shortlisted author.
- An enchanting tale of magic, myth and legend, set against the historical backdrop of World War Two and the Blitz.
- Ross Montgomery is an established and popular author, whose many fans include Katherine Rundell, Anna James and teachers everywhere!