From the Publisher
Malabron the Night King seeks to turn all stories into one - his
story, a nightmare of absolute power. When Will Lightfoot, a
rebellious teenager, stumbles into the Perilous Realm where all
stories come from, he is unwillingly caught up in the struggle
against this ancient evil.
Aided by some of the Storyfolk - including the feisty Rowen, her
grandfather, Pendrake the loremaster, Finn Madoc, a
knight-in-training, and Shade, the wise and loyal wolf - Will must
set out on a dangerous journey and face a host of perils if he is
ever to find the gateless gate that will take him home.
This is high fantasy on a grand scale, which imaginatively
intertwines well-known stories with Will's quest to weave an
About the Author
Thomas Wharton's first novel, Icefields (1995),
won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Canada and
the Caribbean), and was chosen as a CBC Canada Reads title in 2008.
His second novel, Salamander (2001), was
shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and the
Rogers' Fiction Prize. A collection of short fiction, The
Logogryph, was shortlisted for the 2006 IMPAC-Dublin
Prize. He lives in Edmonton with his wife and three children, and
is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alberta.
Published: June 25, 2010
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385664575
ISBN - 13: 9780385664578