The Last Siege

The Last Siege

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When Emily, Simon and Marcus discover the deserted castle, it seems like an escape from the midwinter snows and their individual loneliness. But their occupation of the ruin quickly takes on a momentum of its own, and soon threatens their friendship, their freedom and their lives.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 195 x 16mm | 196g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552551465
  • 9780552551465
  • 352,730

Review quote

"A gripping novel of real originality . . . The careful setting-up, subtle delineation of character, meticulous observation of the castle itself - in some ways the story's main character - and the gradual increase in the pace and tension of this riveting narrative mark this as a novel of real skill and technique" * Carousel * "Packed with suspense and palpable tension . . . This compelling thriller is impossible to put down" * The Bookseller * "A brilliant book, evocatively written and full of sinister suspense" * BBC Parenting *show more

About Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. Jonathan lives in Hertfordshire with his family.show more

Review Text

"Packed with suspense and palpable tension . . . This compelling thriller is impossible to put down"show more

Back cover copy

A chance encounter on the snowy slopes of a castle moat throws together three lonely teenagers: Emily, Simon and the enigmatic Marcus. Spurred on by Marcus, the three break in to the ruined castle, spending a night there to experience the power of occupation. But there re-enactment spirals out of control and a very real siege ensues, becoming a frenzy of nightmarish action and dark, psychological games.show more

Rating details

891 ratings
3.12 out of 5 stars
5 11% (98)
4 23% (204)
3 40% (358)
2 20% (177)
1 6% (54)
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