The Last Night

The Last Night

Ian Johnstone

ISBN
9780007491148
Pub date
14/04/2022
Imprint
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Binding
Paperback
Format
B Format 129x198mm
Extent
656 pages
Price
£9.99
Download jacket

Book Overview


This epic finale to the thrilling Mirror Chronicles trilogy sees our heroes undertake the perilous journey to Old Kemet, the place that first broke the worlds in two . . .

“It will come in a final darkness, a last night, from which there will be no dawn.”

The black oozes across pavements, seeps into gutters and rivers. Darker than death, it is the first of five “Undoings” to be unleashed by Thoth in a bid to bring both worlds under his power.

If anyone can prevent his tyranny and mend what is broken, it is Sylas and his Glimmer, Naeo. Along with their friend Simia, they must journey aboard the enchanted Windrush to the Academy of Souls, where it all began. As our world falls and the last of the Suhl battle to survive, Sylas and Naeo must come to terms with each other and their power, confront the unthinkable source of the rift, and discover the truth of Quintessence, the element that binds all things.

Can Sylas and Naeo finally unify the worlds? And if they do, what will it mean for us all?

About the author


Ian Johnstone was brought up in Oxfordshire and now lives in Oxford, which might suggest a man who likes to stick to what he knows. In fact, Ian makes an awkward habit of shifting between worlds. He grew up in a quiet English town but has spent much of his life travelling and working in Africa. He has a love of science but studied English Literature. He grew up in Oxford but received his degree from Cambridge.So perhaps it’s not surprising at all that he writes fantastical novels about journeys to other worlds. Ian lives on a hill with his wife Emily and his daughter Ella.

Reviews


  • “A delightful page-turner for both children and adults alike.” – We Love This Book
  • “I became totally immersed in an amazing world of painted words … breathtaking and an absolute joy to read… A book that you will reflect on for the rest of your life. Just like when you first read the Hobbit or Sabriel or took your first stroll along the story path of Terry Pratchett… Fantastically exciting… Quite simply… Possibly the best book that I have read – or will read – this year.” Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books
  • “Dramatic and with perils that are both real and colourfully described. Highly recommended.” The Bookbag