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The Letter for the King

By Tonke Dragt   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545819787 Hardcover
528 Pages | 5.9" x 8.53" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545820226 Ebook
528 Pages | Ages 0 & Up

The thrilling story of one boy’s battle against evil set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage, and true friendship

Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help.

A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains—a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter . . .

Tiuri’s journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places.

Raves & reviews:

International Praise for The Letter for the King:

"The story has the quality of a legend." —Nederlands Bagblad, Netherlands

" There ought to be a warning written on it: ‘Watch out: Whoever reads this book will forget everything that’s happening around them.’" —Die Ziet, Germany

"Cinematic in its visual detail." —Irish Times, Ireland

" The plot is central, and extremely gripping, but the writing also delivers lovely detail and evocative description." —The Guardian, England

Selected Book of the Year by three British publications: The Times,The Sunday Times, and Metro