Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

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Cover illustration by Daniela Terrazzini

Trapped inside an enchanted music box by the Ice Queen, Eska spends her days watching Erkenwald, wondering who she is and why her voice is so important. Only when she is released by Flint, a member of the Fur Tribe, does she realise the extent of the Ice Queen’s hold over her beloved homeland.

Each tribe has isolated itself from the other, and abandoned the old beliefs in both the Sky Gods and magic. The children of the Fur and Feather tribes are in hiding, suspicious of each other, while the Tusk Tribe are the Ice Queen’s guard. Eska and Flint must find a way to unite the tribes and bring back the Sky Gods magic, before the Ice Queen can steal the Sky Song for herself and take control of Erkenwald forever.

“Once an adventure digs it’s claws in, there is not an awful lot you can so about it. Especially when magic is involved….”

That sentence sums up Sky Song for me. Sublime storytelling that sings from the pages, carrying you through frozen Erkenwald to it’s captivating crescendo. Eska, Flint and Blu are beautifully brought to life, in the vividly enchanting wilds and tribal homes of this fiercely wintery fantasy world. The Ice Queen’s evil chill reaches out to you from the pages.

Eska’s song is full of courage, hope and friendship, and proves that the quietest voices can carry the most important messages.

Great for fans of The Eye Of The North, The Huntress: Sea, The Ice Garden and The Legend Of Podkin One-Ear.

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