Seven Sorcerers (Paperback)

By Caro King

Aladdin, 9781442420434, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/3/2011)
Paperback (1/7/2010)

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Description

The Bogeyman is all too real in this fantasy Publishers Weekly calls “energetic and absorbing.”

Nin Redstone wakes up to discover that her brother has vanished—and she’s the only one who remembers him. But when Bogeyman Skerridge comes for her, too, Nin realizes the true danger her brother, Toby, is in. To save him, she and her new friend Jonas must travel to a mysterious and magical land called the Drift. Located just next to our world, the Drift is being slowly destroyed by a terrible plague. The Seven Sorcerers who ruled there might have been able to prevent the devastation, but even they have succumbed. In a race to rescue Toby and get home before the plague makes it impossible, can Nin and Jonas avoid the tombfolk, mud men, and various creatures who want to stop them? And what is the secret of the Seven Sorcerers?


About the Author

CARO KING was born in London and raised in Surrey where she lives with her partner, Kevin. She studied art and works at the Home Office. Seven Sorcerers came from a rainy lunchtime when she began mapping out the world of the Drift. Skerridge and his waistcoat came later.


Praise For Seven Sorcerers

"With her debut novel, published in England in 2009, King demonstrates the whimsy, melancholy, and matter-of-fact coping with horror that characterizes classic British children's literature...The telling is energetic and absorbing... and readers stateside ought to be eager for it.

-Publishers Weekly, March 2011



"King has written a complex, intelligent fantasy that is at turns funny and terrifying. Nin faces outrageous odds, but she is unequivocally convincing as someone who can beat them... readers will hope that the sequel, already available in the UK, is not too long in arriving on our shores."

BOOKLIST, May 2011





"There’s no shortage of imagination here overall, but the true stars of this British import are the villains: complete with razor-sharp teeth and a Cockney accent, Skerridge, the aforementioned Bogeyman (or BM for short) is both deliciously frightening and oddly endearing, and readers will cheer when Nin’s steadfast courage persuades the erstwhile baddie to make the switch from evil to good. On the other hand, Strood, a monster created from an act of selfish depravity by the Seven Sorcerers, is a bad guy easy to hate... readers will breathlessly await the next installment from across the pond."

-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, September 2011