THE SERPENT'S SPELL AUDIOBOOK
The inimitable Larissa Thompson
brings all the wonderful characters to life!
Finalist, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, Manitoba Book Awards
• RAVE REVIEWS •
"captivating tale launches a promising saga"
"a quaint little novel that is
perfect for a rainy day"
"superb page-turning flight of fancy"
"enticing, mysterious and captivating"
"a unique feel" and "in a class of its own”
"sentence after sentence of melodiously evocative language"
"in fiction for young readers, the quality of prose does not get better than this"
"characters are exciting and fresh and the plot is fast paced and creative"
"an ancient story with a modern twist"
It's a slithery tale . . .
When a suspicious fire destroys everything in ten-year old Wil Wychwood’s life, he leaves Toronto to live with his aunts and a cousin he has never met. With nothing but his pet snake Esme and his grandmother’s gift of a mysterious black medallion and a gold ring, Wil boards a train destined for adventure. A magical portal reveals that his new family lives in the hidden city of MiddleGate, where nothing is as it appears.
Cousins Wil and Sophie become entangled in a case of serpicide (snake murder) in the ancient caves of Narcisse. They must learn to master the magical power of shadows, but will it be enough? Can Wil and Sophie decipher the mystery of the medallion in time to save the snakes—and themselves?
The first of The MiddleGate Books.