'An epic icy adventure with a warming tale of sisterhood at its heart' - Maria Kuzniar
'Every way I look at it, I love this book from the crystalline brilliance of its surface to its tender, glowing heart' - Zillah Bethell
A chilling magical adventure about two sisters born 40,000 years apart, perfect for fans of The House With Chicken Legs and The Wild Way Home.
When Bela's mother dies, she is summoned to deepest Siberia to stay with an uncle she's never met. Exploring his strange scientific workshop, she uncovers a secret she was never meant to find - a doorway that opens to an icy land, frozen in time and full of legends come to life.
But this frozen land is in danger, and it's up to Bela to find a way to save it. To succeed, she must join forces with the impossible: a long-lost sister she never knew she had, born 40,000 years before . . .
A gorgeously-written book full of magic and adventure
A richly imagined, thrilling adventure sparkling with things that inspire no matter what millennium you live in: determination, courage and love.
A perfect wintry read
An epic icy adventure with a warming tale of sisterhood at its heart.
An ice prism of beauty. Every way I look at it, I love this book from the crystalline brilliance of its surface to its tender, glowing heart. Wonderfully interpreted and illumined by Marco Guadalupi.
Glittering with frost and tingling with magic, this story of sisters separated by time is heart-warming, adventurous and thought-provoking. I loved the icy Siberian setting and the shifts in time between the early 20th Century and the pre-historic - the worlds of Bela and of Ren-ya are both exquisitely drawn and utterly believable. I found myself rooting for each of the sisters and utterly entwined by the ancient magic that bonds them together. An enchanting debut from Helenka Stachera - I can't wait to read what she writes next!
The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera and illustrated by Marco Guadalupi tells the story of two sisters born forty thousand years apart. In this extract, Bela has been sent to live with her uncle in deepest Siberia, but she quickly discovers that strange things are happening in his house...