Urchin of the Riding Stars

Urchin of the Riding Stars

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On a night of riding stars a young orphan squirrel is found abandoned on the beach. Urchin is raised on the island of Mistmantle, surrounded by the enchanted mists that protect the island from outside threats. A prophecy has been made in his name, but Urchin has no idea of this nor of what the future will bring. The rule of the kind and fair King and Queen Brushen is threatened by plot and intrigue within their court, and a wicked pair attempt to seize control of the island, introducing a regime of culling and forced labour. Urchin soon realises that he will have a very special role to play in the dramatic battle to save Mismantle that ensues.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747573565
  • 9780747573562
  • 362,384

Review quote

'The launch of a sparkling trilogy, this is a brilliant island adventure full of intrigue and excitement' Publishing News 'A classic animated adventure' Yorkshire Post 'Young fiction writers will enjoy this story' Prima Magazineshow more

About M. I. McAllister

Margi McAllister lives in Yorkshire where she writes her novels. Margi has previously been published by Oxford University Press. This is her first book for Bloomsbury and the first in a trilogy featuring the island of Mistmantle. The cover art and interior illustrations are by the very talented Gary Blythe who illustrated The Whales' Song by Dyan Sheldon as well as an illustrated edition of Dracula for Walker Books.show more

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4,653 ratings
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4 33% (1,546)
3 21% (978)
2 5% (233)
1 2% (95)
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