The Hollow Kingdom: Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 19, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
212 Reviews

"She had never screamed before, not when she overturned the rowboat and almost drowned, not even when Lightfoot bucked her off and she felt her leg break underneath her with an agonizing crunch. But now she screamed long and loud, with all her breath."


Hallow Hill has a strange and tragic history. For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from the estate, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have come to live at Hallow Hill. Brought up in a civilized age, they have no idea of the land's dreadful heritage-until, that is, Marak decides to tell them himself.


Intelligent, pleasant, and completely pitiless, Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be a king-and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom.


The Hollow Kingdom is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

  

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Well written with excellent characterization. - Goodreads
I found the pace a little slow at first. - Goodreads
Wow. Fantastic writing, and I love the message. - Goodreads
Hello strong female character! - Goodreads
It's refreshing to read a book with a unique plot. - Goodreads
My major complaint is the writing. - Goodreads

Review: The Hollow Kingdom (The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

I wasn't expecting much from this book and was pleasantly surprised. It is a unique fantasy with an interesting plot. The author keeps it appropriate for a young audience even though she could have ... Read full review

Review: The Hollow Kingdom (The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Savannah - Goodreads

A reread for the sake of rereading! Love this trilogy ! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
22
Section 4
36
Section 5
81
Section 6
103
Section 7
112
Section 8
134
Section 9
153
Section 10
177
Section 11
216
Section 12
227
Section 13
231
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About the author (2006)

Clare B. Dunkle grew up in north Texas, where her favorite activity was living inside other people's stories. She worked for years as a librarian and still thinks of the library as home. She wrote The Hollow Kingdom in a series of letters to her two teenaged daughters, who attend a German boarding school. They remain her biggest fans and harshest critics. Ms. Dunkle lives in Germany with her family.

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