Last, the smallest and the greatest...
Though he must be lost before he can find,
Though, before he sees, he must be blind,
If he can find and if he can see,
The true king of all he shall be.
Prince Peregrine, rightful heir to the starkin and wildkin crowns,
longs for adventure. But Vernisha the Vile, who seized the starkin
throne, seeks to destroy Peregrine, his family, and all the wildkin of
With Stormfell Castle under attack, Peregrine flees with his best
friend, Jack, and Lady Grizelda – a starkin girl who is working against
Vernisha. Together they seek the Spear of the Storm King – the
long-lost weapon which, it is prophesied, will destroy the starkin
throne. But danger is never far behind, as a hunter is on their tail
and someone close doesn't want them to succeed...
The Starkin Crown is the thrilling
conclusion to the The Starthorn Tree and The
About The Author
Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling author of more than
twenty books for children and adults, including The Puzzle
Ring, The Gypsy Crown, The
Starthorn Tree, The Wildkin's Curse
and Dragon Gold. Since her first published
book was named Best First Novel of 1998 by Locus magazine, Kate has
been shortlisted for numerous awards, including a Cybils Award in the
US. In 2007, Kate became the first author to win five Aurealis awards
in a single year when Books 2-6 in the Chain of Charms series were
jointly awarded the 2007 Aurealis Award for Children's Fiction. Book 5,
The Lightning Bolt, was also named a Notable
Book for 2007 by the Children's Book Council of Australia.
Chronicles of Estelliana
A series of three novels for readers aged 12+, set in a faraway land of magic and monsters, valiant heroes and wicked villains. Each book tells the story of a new generation of heroes who must each fight their own battle before peace can at last come to the embattled land of Estelliana.
I have always loved books filled with adventure, magic, romance, and humour, stories set long, long ago and far, far away. When I set out to write the 'Chronicles of Estelliana', I wanted to recapture the feel of the books I had loved so much as a child, books like The Princess Bride, The Silver Curlew, The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Each novel can be read by itself, though I'd recommend you read them all in order.