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The Hollow Kingdom

Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

Clare B. Dunkle

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

"She had never screamed before, not when she overturned the rowboat and almost drowned, not even when Lightfoot bucked her off and she felt her leg break underneath her with an agonizing crunch. But now she screamed long and loud, with all her breath."

Hallow Hill has a strange and tragic history. For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from the estate, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have come to live at Hallow Hill. Brought up in a civilized age, they have no idea of the land's dreadful heritage-until, that is, Marak decides to tell them himself.

Intelligent, pleasant, and completely pitiless, Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be a king-and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom. The Hollow Kingdom is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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CHAPTER TWO

The change in Kate was obvious to all, but no one understood it. Prim and Celia were sure Kate's restless unhappiness was due to disappointment. Prim assured her that Hugh would give in to their arguments and take her into town, but Kate no longer wanted to go. In the aftermath of her guardian's horrible disclosure, society parties had gone quite out of her head.

Kate couldn't bear for her little sister to find out that they weren't really family, so she said nothing about what she had learned, and she tried to keep up a cheerful appearance. But keeping a secret from loved
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Praise for The Hollow Kingdom

"Clare Dunkle brings a fresh new voice to the high art of fantasy. She creates a world filled with intense excitement, terror, beauty, and love-a world as persuasive as it is remarkable. Splendid!"-Lloyd Alexander

A Publishers Weekly "Flying Start"


"[A] fresh, powerful twist on the Beauty-and-the-Beast theme, and the impact of Dunkle's evocative storytelling lingers long after the final page."--Booklist

"[F]irst time novelist Dunkle turns out a luminously polished fantasy that starts off strong and just gets better. . . .The story line does not slow, offering suspense and plenty of evil to be vanquished. A masterly debut, it will almost certainly leave audiences hoping for more." --Publishers Weekly, starred

"This is an interesting fantasy world with well-realized characters." --School Library Journal

"[A] charming fantasy romance." --Locus

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Clare B. Dunkle

  • Clare B. Dunkle grew up in north Texas, where her favorite activity was living inside other people's stories. She worked for years as a librarian and still thinks of the library as home. She wrote The Hollow Kingdom in a series of letters to her two teenaged daughters, who attend a German boarding school. They remain her biggest fans and harshest critics. Ms. Dunkle lives in Germany with her family.
  • Clare B. Dunkle
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The Hollow Kingdom

Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

Clare B. Dunkle

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Publishers Weekly "Flying Start", Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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