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

Front Cover
Macmillan, Sep 19, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
455 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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
174
4 stars
174
3 stars
73
2 stars
24
1 star
10

Well written with excellent characterization. - Goodreads
I found the pace a little slow at first. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this author's writing style. - Goodreads
Also, the ending was a little dull for me. - Goodreads
really great a good love story. - Goodreads
Hello strong female character! - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Suzanne Ackley - Goodreads

Very good book! It's classified as children's lit, but don't let that deter you. Harry Potter is children's literature, too! There are some adult themes that make it interesting to older viewers that ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tadiana - Goodreads

This is a wonderful, different kind of YA fantasy. It takes the old trope--goblin kings kidnap beautiful girls, marry them and they never see the light of day again--and twists it: Goblins are lovable ... Read full review

Related books

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
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information