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There's something in the mist - as beautiful as starlight, as fierce as wolves, as heartless as ice.

The forest beyond the mist is the home of the Elven: rarely glimpsed, misunderstood. Evan belongs here - enigmatic, beautiful Evan, and Nell is captivated by him. But Evan's world is now ravaged by ice storms, and only Nell can help him save it.

Last time Nell went into the mist it was to rescue her sister. This time she'll have to go farther than the forest, deep into the frozen wastes beyond, where a deadly lake of ice and an ancient adversary await her ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 322.05g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444903071
  • 9781444903072
  • 283,747

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Spellbinding. * Bookseller * The sequel to the spellbinding debut The Mist * The Bookseller *
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About Kathryn James

Kathryn James always wanted to be an author, but had plenty of jobs and raised a family before actually becoming one. Some wonderful jobs, like scuba-diving in Malta, and some not so wonderful, like buttering bread in a sandwich shop. Working with gypsy and traveller children and teenagers was another highlight: most enjoyably, doing photography and video projects, which led to making documentaries about travelling lives. Apart from writing, Kathryn loves travelling in her camper van to out of the way places where she can watch the stars at night.
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361 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 48% (175)
4 33% (119)
3 16% (56)
2 3% (10)
1 0% (1)

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I honestly never thought I'd say this, but Frost is even better than Mist. The stakes are higher, the romance is more intense (although still appropriate for MG readers), and the action is far more exciting. After spending two months far north, trying to open the iron camps and release their elders, Evan had to return to help the other Elven children, but he is not the lighthearted boy he once was. Watching his parents and hundreds of other Elven waste away in the iron camps changed him, made him mistrustful of all humans, including Nell. During those two months, Nell tried to go back to her usual, everyday life, but a part of her remained with the Elven and especially with Evan. When Star comes to her for help, terrified and panicky, Nell is ready to do anything to save Evan's world. The harps that are keeping the Elven world alive are slowly going quiet. Without them, there will be no more forest behind the mist, no place the Elven kids can call their own. They would be forced to come to the human world, where they would surely be hunted down by the Watchers and forced into iron camps. There are no adults they can turn to, only Nell and Evan. This time, the sweetest almost-couple had more than just prejudice and fear to fight - they had to join forces against the cold-hearted ice Elven. A brother and a sister, Loki and Laki, showed up in Nell's little town and turned Nell's older sister and her friends into mindless servants. While immune to their powers, Nell was still desperate to protect her sister Gwen. In Frost, the world around Evan and Nell expanded even more and Kathryn James was really able to let her imagination run wild. When she combined that with her beautiful writing, what resulted was a book that was rich and magical, gentle and more satisfying than any fairy tale. Nell was even more fierce and daring in this book, and rightfully so. She did achieve the impossible last time after all. Evan, while wounded and traumatized, still kept showing his sweet side, especially around Nell. All the loose ends were tied in Frost so I don't think there'll be another book, but I can hope, right? For someone who doesn't even read Middle Grade, I'm enjoying this series more than I can put into more
by Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
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