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Island of Whispers

Children's, Teenage & Young Adult
Hardback Published on: 21/09/2023
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Synopsis

Take a trip to the misty island of Merlank in this gothic thriller by Frances Hardinge, a coming-of-age tale, interwoven with stunning illustrations by Emily Gravett.

Unexpectedly thrust into the role of the Ferryman, young Milo is tasked with taking the lingering Dead across the dark sea to the Island of the Broken Tower, where they can finally move on.

On his first perilious journey, his ghostly passengers include his own father and the teenage daughter of the Lord of Merlank, who is unprepared to give her up and follows in pursuit in a bigger boat, filled with armed men and two dark magicians at his command. Milo must face untold traps, dangers and fears as he carries his ghostly passengers across secret seas...

Swarms of sinister moths, strange headless birds and chillingly shrouded figures of death will keep you on the edge of your seat in the heart-warming Island of Whispers, from the author of the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree, and with atmospheric artwork from the twice-CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529088076
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Weight: 571g
  • Dimensions: 258 x 204 x 17 mm

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Island of Whispers
Exquisite Re-imagining of the Ferryman Myth
A gorgeous story that takes the classical trope of the ferryman guiding souls over the river after their death and updates it for a wilder, rawer and to me... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Island of Whispers
Beautiful retelling off the Ferryman
A beautiful tale filled with glorious illustrations that follows Milo, the Ferryman's son as he, alone, had to complete his father's role. How people be... READ MORE
Helen was reading:
Island of Whispers
My favourite Frances Hardinge book yet?
This book feels like a distillation of everything I love about Frances Hardinge’s writing. It’s so short (120 pages, of which a good amount of the space is... READ MORE
Hana
Island of Whispers
Fantastic! Thank you
This is brilliant. It’s atmospheric and draws you in. I read this in one sitting. I stumbled across it today in York’s Waterstones and I couldn’t be more d... READ MORE
Joanne Sercombe
Island of Whispers
Powerful and moving - stunning imagery
Frances Hardinge is a talented and highly creative author - pulling readers into new worlds and building imagery that leaves you stunned, bewildered and am... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm