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Gill Arbuthnott


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Range: Kelpies Paperback 200 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782500988 Publication date: 20th March 2014
Genre: Fantasy Ideal for ages: 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Ice-covered sand and frozen seas -- not exactly what you'd expect on your summer holiday, even in St Andrews. But this isn't just awful Scottish weather; Josh soon discovers that something terrible is happening to the seaside town.

With his new friend Callie and her enormous dog Luath, Josh is thrown headlong into a storm of witches, ice creatures, magic and the Winter King. Eternal winter threatens, unless they can stop the Winterbringers once and for all …


'... a genuinely chilling atmosphere and unguessable plotting make for a compelling read. Whether you're in it for the fantasy, the thrills, the myth, the mystery or history there's something for every 9 to 13 reader, boy or's definitely one to recommend.'
--Eileen Armstrong, School Librarian Journal

'This is a great adventure story full of tension and a bit blood-curdling in places. It is a well-written story, very gripping and exciting. Excellent read!'
--Claire, Holyrood High, Teen Titles

'I thought this book was extremely good and very exciting and would recommend it.'
Molly (age 12), Education Otherwise

'An involving and accomplished fantasy mystery by a Scottish writer fast establishing an enthusiastic readership.'
-- Sunday Herald



Gill Arbuthnott was born and brought up in Edinburgh, but escaped briefly to study in St Andrews and Southampton. She couldn’t stay away, however, and now lives in Edinburgh with her family and Leonard the cat. When she’s not writing, she works as a biology…

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