The Hollow Kingdom: Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy
"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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a-maz-ingUser Review - banananut22 - Borders
At first I didn't want to read this book at all, but I became addicted to this book and couldn't stop reading it. I love all the characters and can't wait to read more about them in the next books. Read full review
This was deffinatly one of my FAVORITE books when i read it. I loved the way Dunkle puts a story structure together, it's truly amazing!!