Every mouse knows of the dangers in the sewers, where bloodthirsty gangs of rats roam. But one curious mouse can't resist that perilous world and thus must face evil at its strongest - or the entire city of London could be destroyed.
"A Good Surprise!"
The werlings of Hagwood live peacefully in the trees of the forest - overlooked and unbothered while they leisurely perfect the art of wergling (shape-changing). But unlike his fellow werlings, the bumbling Gamaliel Tumpin can’t manage to wergle into even the simplest of forms - a mouse - like his peers. He’s tormented by his sister, Kernella, and teased by his classmates. And he envies star student Finnen Lufkin, who can transform into almost any creature.
The hideous spirit of Jupiter, the evil cat who was once lord of the sewer rats, has returned, more terrifying than ever. Bent on revenge, he is determined to turn the world into an eternal winter of hatred. The Deptford Mice feel his chilling grasp everywhere they turn. A rat army thirsty for mouse blood is building underground. And the Starglass, their magical source of knowledge and power, has been stolen. The mice know they face the most desperate struggle of their lives. Will anyone survive?
In this sequel to The Dark Portal, the evil rat Jupiter has been defeated, and the young Deptford mice emerge from the sewers to start a new life in the country. But the albino mouse Oswald is seized by an illness and lies near death. His friend Audrey enlists the help of the ancient squirrel mystic Starwife, who agrees to heal him on one condition.
The race to save Hagwood has begun! Wicked queen Rhiannon, High Lady of the Hollow Hill, is more intent than ever on finding the enchanted casket containing her heart. Made immortal through evil sorcery, she has ruled the land of Hagwood heartlessly for far too long. If someone can discover the lost casket and destroy the beating heart within, her terrible reign will end. The werlings Finnen and Gamaliel - in possession of the golden key that will unlock the High Lady's casket - race to find it first.
The concluding volume in an epic and terrifying trilogy for teen readers. Throughout the world, Dancing Jax reigns supreme. The Ismus and his court are celebrated and adored, and the Ismus is writing the much-awaited sequel to Dancing Jax. But when someone accidentally reads the manuscript, the true, evil purpose of Austerly Fellows is finally revealed. Can the resistance halt the publication of Fighting Pax? Or is humanity doomed and will the Dawn Prince arise at last?
Bram loves his Aunt Pat's beach hut, and longs to stay there overnight. The grown-ups tell him it's not allowed, so he steals the key and creeps down to the shore when everyone else is asleep. It is then that he meets the spirit child. A terrifying ghost story that will chill your blood, from acclaimed author Robin Jarvis.