The Hollow Kingdom

The Hollow Kingdom

Book - 2006
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The Hollow Kingdom, the first book in Clare Dunkle's acclaimed fantasy trilogy, will transport readers into a magical realm that Newbery Award winner Lloyd Alexander calls "as persuasive as it is remarkable."

For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from Hallow Hill, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land's dreadful heritage--until Marak decides to tell them himself. Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be the goblin king, and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom . . .

The Hollow Kingdom is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, ©2006
ISBN: 9780805081084
Characteristics: 230 pages ;,21 cm.


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Oct 20, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. It was on a list on goodreads called "Hidden Gems" and I'm so glad I read it. I am excited to read the rest of the series. The author has such a great imagination. It starts out slow, and a lot of things don't seem to make any sense, but that helps the magic of the story. I recommend it for YA and Adult readers who like fantasy.

Dec 18, 2012

I cannot tell you how obsessed I am with this series. I've drawn comics for Dunkle's books and posted them on DeviantArt, that's how in love I am with this series. When I was going through Twilight withdraw at the age of 17, I picked up this book and instantly rebuked Edward Cullen and became team Marak. The story line is haunting and the portrayal of goblins and elves is so unique and refreshingly wonderful. If you like the story of Persephone and witty characters then you will love this book. I adore the goblin king, Marak six-fingers. He's sensible and cunning. He's stark but comforting. He could talk me into living in an underground kingdom any day, but i'd have much more fun if he just hoisted me over his shoulder and spirited me away.

Oct 24, 2011

I remember reading this not long after it came out, and wishing there were more in the series. I forgot about the book then came back across it, remembered how I loved and and went hunting for the rest. I always have this series tucked in the back of my mind. It's well written with enough humour, love and mystery it keeps you turning the pages until you get to the end without realising it. If anyone finds them online or in a book store they shouldn't hesitate to buy the series.

Oct 09, 2011

I loved this saga when I was in middle school

Dec 31, 2009

A very original take on goblins compared to how they are portrayed in most fantasy fiction. The main character is strong and independent which is refreshing.

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Feb 01, 2014

indigo_otter_23 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Dec 18, 2012

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Dec 18, 2012

"'Kate is the first King's Bride I know of who had to promise away her own freedom in exchange for the goblins' help. Thanks to you, she'll be lost to her own race and locked away from this land that she loves. She'll raise just one child now, and he'll be a goblin; she'll cry for days after her first sight of him. And she'll be married to a creature she finds so frightful that I have to leash her to me with magic to keep her from running away even now.'"

A profound silence fell over the study. . . The goblin King studied her grimly. Then he turned toward Hugh with a philosophical shrug. 'It's not my problem,' he said. 'I have to protect my people. Kate's suffering is the price paid for the goblin race to continue.'"

Oh Marak, I love your practicality!


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