In the Coils of the Snake

Book III -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

By Clare B. Dunkle
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805077476, 240pp.)

Publication Date: September 15, 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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“What is the spell for?” Miranda asked curiously, stepping close beside him to squeeze through the first ring of trees. She didn’t know of any goblin spells that used flowers unless they were crushed like herbs.
“Do you really want to know?” murmured the elf absently, looking up at the dark crowns of the ancient oaks.
“Yes,” she said. She had always liked magic. He glanced back down at her then.
“It’s for you,” he said. And the instant they passed the great trunks, his hand closed over her wrist.

The powerful final volume of the Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

Miranda has waited her whole life to come home to the goblin kingdom, but she never imagined she’d feel so alone there. Her beloved Marak, the center of her world since childhood, has reached the end of his reign.

But Marak didn’t raise a coward. Miranda needs all her courage when a mysterious elf lord takes her prisoner, reigniting an age-old battle. Caught between two hostile races, she becomes their greatest reason for war—and their only hope for a future.

In this final volume of the Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, Clare B. Dunkle draws readers deep into her magical realm for one last incredible story.

About the Author

Clare B. Dunkle is also the author of By These Ten Bones. A native of north Texas, she and her family currently live in Germany.

Praise For In the Coils of the Snake

“Clare Dunkle brings a fresh new voice and a fresh new vision to the high art of fantasy. She creates a world filled with intense excitement, terror, beauty, and love—a world as persuasive as it is remarkable.” —Lloyd Alexander
* “A luminously polished fantasy that starts off strong and just gets better. A masterly debut.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The impact of Dunkle’s evocative storytelling lingers long after the final page.”—Booklist

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