A Box of Gargoyles
Fans of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass will love Anne Nesbet's middle-grade fantasy A Box of Gargoyles.In this sequel to The Cabinet of Earths, twelve-year-old Maya is feeling more at home in Paris, a city filled with old magic. Her little brother, James, is safe, and the terrible man with purple eyes is gone. At least Maya believed he was until a person-sized column of dust and leaves with hints of purple where its eyes should be begins following her.Maya suspects the strange, shadowy column is what's left of the purple-eyed man and that it--he--is behind the eerie changes in Paris, including the appearance of flying, talking stone gargoyles. She's right. Worse, he has bound Maya to make him whole again--even if it kills her.This paperback edition includes bonus content from the author.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 13 May 2014
- HarperCollins (UK)
- United States
PRAISE FOR THE CABINET OF EARTHS: "Maya is a fully realized character...and readers will be rooting for her to find her strengths and save the day. This unique fantasy will catch its audience's attention and leave them thinking about time, families, and immortality."--School Library Journal
Back cover copy
With the terrible purple-eyed man gone, Maya Davidson finally feels more at ease in Paris. But when strange things begin happening, she discovers that a dark magic is transforming the city in unusual ways.As Maya and her friend Valko soon learn, the purple-eyed man hasn't really disappeared. He's behind the strangeness. And he has bound Maya to make him whole again . . . by trading her life for his.