The Twistrose Key
Something is wrong in the house that Lin's family has rented; Lin is sure of it. The clocks tick too slowly. Frost covers the flower bed, even in a rain storm. And when a secret key marked 'Twistrose' arrives for her, Lin finds a crack in the cellar, a gate to the world of Sylver. This frozen... show more
Something is wrong in the house that Lin's family has rented; Lin is sure of it. The clocks tick too slowly. Frost covers the flower bed, even in a rain storm. And when a secret key marked 'Twistrose' arrives for her, Lin finds a crack in the cellar, a gate to the world of Sylver. This frozen realm is the home of every dead animal who ever loved a child. Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with Rufus, the pet she buried under the rosebush. But together they must find the missing Winter Prince that night in order to save Sylver from destruction. They are not the only ones hunting for the boy. In the dark hides a shadow-lipped man, waiting for this last Winter Prince to be delivered into his hands. Exhilarating suspense and unforgettable characters awaits the readers of this magical adventure, destined to become a classic.
Publish date: October 17th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
Recently, I read the Twistrose Key, by Tone Almhjell. That's a Norwegian children's books writer. According to a review by a Norwegian girl, the English original wasn't very good. I can't comment on that. I read the Swedish translation. It was good enough that I was taken in. I thought it was a book...
Eleven-year-old Lindelin "Lin" Rosenquist is mourning the death of her pet vole, Rufus, and miserable in her new home away from her best friend and childhood haunts. One dark evening, she receives a mysterious package labelled "Twistrose" with a rose-shaped key inside. She discovers that the key unl...
Did not finish. Stopped at page 138.
As a father I’m always on the hunt for new YA books—whether fantasy, science fiction, or something of the ‘real’ world—that will entrance my boys. I’m looking for something that I would have liked to read at their age, to inspire them to their own ideas and adventures. However, I have an ulterior ...