It began ages past in fabled Atlantis, when a mad, power-hungry queen forged a key to a door never meant to be opened by mortal man--its inception would hasten her own death and the extinction of her vainglorious race. For millennia the key lay forgotten beneath the waves, lost amid the ruins of what had been the most beautiful city on Earth. But however jealously the sea hoards its secrets, sooner or later it yields them up. Now, in present-day Yorkshire, that time has come. And for young Fernanda Capel, life will never be the same again . . .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
The first half is a creepy, atmospheric fantasy tale in the style of Susan Cooper's [book: The Grey King]. In the second half, the teenaged protagonist falls into ancient Antlantis. There, she must ... Read full review
PROSPERO'S CHILDRENUser Review - Kirkus
Sixteen-year-old Fern Capel lives in London with her younger brother, Will, and her father, Robin, a publisher. When a distant seafaring relative leaves Fern a house in Yorkshire, they all go to stay ... Read full review