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Spellstone - Ross Montgomery


By: Ross Montgomery

Paperback | 2 May 2023

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Discover a world of magical storytelling from a twice Costa-shortlisted author

âOne of our finest children’s writers.â Phil Earle

âA master storyteller.â Aisling Fowler

âAnother absolute triumph from one of my favourite children’s authors.â Catherine Doyle

The greatest magic is hidden in plain sight...

Evie is used to not being noticed. But when she meets the mysterious Wainwright, she discovers that going unnoticed might just be what makes her unique. Recruited into a secret magical organization, Evie finds herself at the heart of an ancient and magical battle. Evil is returning to the land, and Evie is the only person who can stop it. But how can she defeat the most dangerous magician in the world, when she doesn’t even know her own powers?

Don't miss Ross's other fantasy novels for young readers:

The Midnight Guardians
The Chime Seekers


"Vividly atmospheric with delightful characters... [A] spellbinding story.â Daily Mail

âThe very definition of a page-turner: riveting, punchy, with surprises around every bend. Ross is a flawless storytellerCarlie Sorosiak

âAnother absolute triumph from one of my favourite children’s authors. Spellstone is both heartfelt and humorous, while fizzing with magic and funCatherine Doyle

âA cinematic roller-coaster ride of a book, magical through to its shining core.â Katharine Orton

âInfused with magic, adventure and imagination. This is Ross Montgomery on top form, and the result is spectacular.â Katya Balen

âA magical book that is both clever and gripping. A joy!â Lisa Thompson

âMontgomery's playful imagination floods every page, creating a magical adventure full of high stakes, charming characters and unexpected twists.â Joseph Elliott

âA spellbinding adventure, brimming with original magic and the most charming cast of characters
Jenny Pearson

âSparkling with magic, danger and that wonderful Montgomery wit, Spellstone is one to jump into, full throttle. A fabulous, crackling adventure.â Amy Wilson

âRoss Montgomery just gets better and better! Crackling with magic and swirling with mystery, Spellstone had me enchanted from the first page.â Jennifer Bell

âMagical storytelling – bold and brilliantSophie Anderson

âA brilliantly inventive tale of good versus evil that weaves magic and mystery with a cast of loveable characters. I loved every page of it.â Struan Murray

"From the extraordinarily vivid opening scene to the heart-stopping climax, every page proves you're in the hands of a master storyteller. I couldn't put it down!" Aisling Fowler

âRoss is one of our finest children’s writers, and this is a magnificent piece of fantasy storytelling. Gripping, quirky and with characters you won’t forget.â Phil Earle


âCracking adventure from the wildly imaginative Montgomery.â Daily Mail

"Funny, terrifying, full of folkloric strangeness hiding in everyday corner, this sparkling homage to David Bowie's Labyrinth is just as satisfying as last year's The Midnight Guardians." Guardian

"[A] whirlwind adventure." Daily Telegraph

"Richly imaginative." The Week Junior

âA quest like no other: Ross Montgomery is on spectacular form in this brilliant, edge-of-your seat story.â Emma Carroll

"Fast-paced and hilarious." Ross Welford

"Deliciously creepy, wonderfully imaginative." Sophie Anderson

âVery page-turny, with enough funny bits to stop it being too scary.â Philip Reeve

âAll the hallmarks of an instant classic.â Carlie Sorosiak

âA fantastic adventure with shades of Jan Mark, Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman ... A brilliant example of the best children's fiction.â Christopher Edge

"Ross Montgomery is a true master of storytelling." Jenny Pearson

âFLAWLESS. Witty, emotional, beautifully written, pacey, punchy, and a story that just keeps delivering.â Nicola Skinner

"A modern classic." Phil Earle

âRich in detail, humour and feeling. Ross Montgomery is a singular talent in writing brave and magical adventures." Katya Balen

âFantastic! A brilliant cast of characters ... a whirlwind adventure and a fae world brimming with darkness, wonder and faerie tricks.â Aisling Fowler

â[An] enchanting masterpiece ... Charming, hilarious and brimming with magic." Catherine Doyle

âA tricksy, whirlwind of an adventure from start to finish with twists and turns I didn’t expect!â Aisha Busby


Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa Children's Book Award

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for Christmas 2020

Hive Children's Book of the Month for November 2020

A Toppsta Children's Book of the Month for November 2020

"An enthralling, Narnia-flavoured novel with the folkloric feels of a Christmas classic." Children's Books of the Year, Guardian

"Beautifully drawn fantasy characters ... a story of hope and love underpinned by witty humour.â Daily Mail

"A magical slice of historical fantasy fiction.â i Newspaper

"This lovely adventure story has the feel of a classic children's book." Book of the Week, The Week Junior

âBeautiful writing and epic storytelling.â WRD Magazine

"A real triumph of the imagination." Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

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