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  • Published: 10 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241586143
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $16.99

Arkspire




Glorious, powerful, magic; a city of twists, turns and tricksters; extraordinary secrets which only one girl can uncover . . . welcome to the world of Arkspire

Arkspire is a city obsessed by magic. The five Arcanists - a group of all-powerful magicians - have protected the great city for as long as anyone can remember. Within the hustle and bustle of these cobbled streets lives Juniper Bell, a thief who'd do anything for her family - even her unbelievably annoying sister.

Then one night, something incredible happens. A mysterious stolen relic (nothing to do with Juni, ahem...) explodes, revealing a mysterious creature, Cinder - who appears to 'bond' with Juni. The only creatures like that are allegedly dangerous enemies of the Arcanists . . . and its not long before they turn their attention to Juni.

Soon Juni, Cinder and everyone she loves are pulled into an extraordinary world of magic, power and prestige - but also grave danger. It seems the world Juni thought she knew is nothing but a lie - and now only Juniper and Cinder can bring it down.

  • Published: 10 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241586143
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $16.99

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Praise for Arkspire

Praise for Frostheart: Littler is an expert at pushing reluctant readers from one chapter to the next via strategic cliffhangers and this freezing world should warm the hearts of young readers

The Times

Littler's debut is wild, funny, lavishly illustrated and filled with excitement.

Guardian

A heart-stopping tale ... [that] really lives up to the hype

Sunday Post

[Y]oung fantasy lovers will find a feast of Leviathans and grumpy Yetis in Frostheart, a gloriously imagined first novel by the illustrator Jamie Littler.

Telegraph

Jamie Littler has created a masterful adventure, teeming with fabulous characters, eerie monsters and ancient mystery. Text and art both crackle with marvellous invention. If you like incredible cityscapes, break-neck thrills, sassy heroines and irritable shadow-demons (and hey, who DOESN'T love all that?), Arkspire is the book for you.

Jonathan Stroud, author of Lockwood & Co.

Arkspire is a triumph - Mortal Engines meets Lockwood & Co. An endlessly imaginative world, explored through perfectly drawn heroines I adored. The magic is mesmerising, the humour masterful and the adventure magnificent. Jamie, you absolute genius!

A. F. Steadman, bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief