The Book Of Lost Things

John Connolly

High in his attic bedroom twelve year old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf to keep him company.

But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness and as he takes refuge in the whispers and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: “Welcome your majesty, all hail the new king.”

As war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a world that is both a constrict of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by worves and worse than wolves and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book…