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

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Macmillan, Sep 19, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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"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
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Wow. Fantastic writing, and I love the message. - Goodreads
Hello strong female character! - Goodreads
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It's refreshing to read a book with a unique plot. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

OMG THIS BOOK! I haven't been so in love with a story since The Night Circus - and that's saying something! In fact, the thing that probably makes this book even better is that it's part of a TRILOGY ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Nancy Van den akker - Goodreads

I really like this book. It's funny, and the characters are not too overly dramatic. The heroine is smart, and the goblin King (not really a villain) is very funny. And I just loooove the snake ... Read full review

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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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