Book 3 in the Touchstone Trilogy
David Fickling Books, Hardcover, 9780385750745, 512pp.
Publication Date: May 12, 2009
The third and final book in the enthralling Touchstone trilogy about the Various.
In the final book of Steve Augarde’s captivating trilogy, past and present are connected and the interwoven threads lead to an astonishing series of revelations.
Midge’s discovery of the hidden tribe is like a dream to her now, their existence all but forgotten—but then a voice calls out to her in the winter darkness. The Various have returned, and their desperation has made them all the more dangerous. They must travel to Elysse or perish. The only way that Midge can help the little people is by tracing the whereabouts of her great-great-aunt Celandine. But Celandine must be long dead, surely?
A story of danger and magic, friendship and betrayals, this is fantasy writing at its very best.
Steve Augarde has worked as an illustrator, a paper engineer, and a semipro jazz musician. He has written and illustrated more than seventy picture books for younger children, and has produced the paper engineering for many pop-up books, as well as providing the artwork and music for two animated BBC television series.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2009
"A perfectly paced, beautifully crafted and moving end to a memorable fantasy."