The Hollow Kingdom: Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

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Macmillan, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 230 pages
28 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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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The first in a fantasy trilogy for young readers, The Hollow Kingdom follows the story of orphaned sisters Kate and Emily Winslow, who find themselves at Hallow Hill, in the care of two great-aunts ... Read full review

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User Review  - les121 - LibraryThing

This book brought me back to my childhood, evoking fond memories of one of my favorite comfort reads, The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope. Although it doesn’t quite stand up to my remembered ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
22
Section 4
36
Section 5
51
Section 6
69
Section 7
81
Section 8
103
Section 9
112
Section 10
134
Section 11
153
Section 12
177
Section 13
189
Section 14
216
Section 15
227
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About the author (2003)

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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