The Smoking Hourglass
Posted by The KRiB • May 25, 2017 Rate this Book Loading...
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Following Ivy Sparrow’s discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass. As soon as Ivy and her brother Seb set foot back in the mysterious underground city of Lundinor, they know that something has changed …Where before there were cobbled streets, now the squares and lanes between the city’s enchanted shops are lush with spring blooms – but something dark is stirring just below the surface, and uncommon traders are uneasy. Ivy and Seb have stumbled into a plot that could condemn every uncommoner to a disastrous fate…
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The second book in The Uncommoners trilogy launches straight into adventure as Ivy, her brother Seb and their unusual friend Valian, find themselves aboard the MV Outlander with some unsavoury fellow passengers. Using liquid shadow they get close enough to the evil ghoul Selena Grimes to overhear her wicked scheme to find the Jar of Shadows and use it to gain control over the people of Lundinor. The group know they must get back to Lundinor to foil this plan but when they do they find the mysterious city much changed.
The Smoking Hourglass is an enchanting mix of ancient and modern. The children are quick to pull out their phones and check maps and websites in their pursuit of the evil organisation, The Dirge, but throughout the book are references to traditional tales, spells and fantasy. Ivy is feisty and smart and Seb resourceful and clever. The action is non-stop, the writing humourous and exciting. I recommend you read the first in the series, The Crooked Sixpence, first for a full introduction to this magical world.