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Sky Song In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald whales glide between icebergs wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers But the people of this land aren t so easy to find Because Erkenwald is ru

  • Title: Sky Song
  • Author: Abi Elphinstone
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  • Page: 436
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers But the people of this land aren t so easy to find Because Erkenwald is ruled by a cruel Ice Queen and you must stay hidden or risk becoming another of her prisoners Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whIn the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers But the people of this land aren t so easy to find Because Erkenwald is ruled by a cruel Ice Queen and you must stay hidden or risk becoming another of her prisoners Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whose inventions could change the fate of Erkenwald forever, as they journey together in search of an ancient, almost forgotten, song with the power to force the Ice Queen back This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world .

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    About "Abi Elphinstone"

    1. Abi Elphinstone

      Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher THE DREAMSNATCHER is her debut novel for 8 12 years published by Simon Schuster in 2015 THE SHADOW KEEPER is her second children s book published by Simon Schuster in 2016 When she s not writing, Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, teaches creative writing workshops in schools and travels the world looking for her next story Her latest adventure involved living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia

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    1. Abi Elphinstone’s most assured fantasy yet, Sky Song has the internal logic and cosmology of a well framed other world. Some of the imagery is close to Michelle Paver’s Torak in the well-designed land between shamanic culture and Northern European early peoples, but the world and its magic are Abi’s own. Subtler and more complex than the Dreamsnatcher series, it felt (to use an image from the book) that the author has found her voice. I am nevertheless uncomfortable about the child Blu who [...]



    2. Have just finished Sky Song- simply stunning. Another magical tale with lovable characters and some powerful quotes about hope, courage and friendship. The acknowledgments at the end were as moving as the story and Abi truly is an inspiration!


    3. A wild, glorious adventure with real heart, Abi is a brilliant storyteller who has created a wonderful world and characters. This is a fantastic retelling of the Snow Queen myth, full of snow, ice and magic (8+)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*


    4. Flint set out to rescue one of his own from the clutches of the evil Ice Queen, but ended up freeing a stranger. Eska, a girl with no memory of her past, must find a way to break a curse and save the fate of a people to whom she doesn’t seem to belong.Can tribes see past their differences and deep suspicions of ‘outsiders’ to unite against a common enemy? Can Flint, - himself a far from standard warrior, with his belief in Old Magic and his gift for inventing, - punch through prejudice and [...]


    5. A lovely middle grade fantasy quest book. Really generated a lot of feel good emotions and warmth. I loved Eska, Flint and Blu, and their animals! Flint in particular with his magic and inventions was really lovely, especially in how he is with Blu and in looking after her. It’s just gorgeously written and incredibly evocative. Eska is a bit harder to connect with, possibly through not knowing much about herself, but I loved her strength and faith. And they all display such bravery. Also as a [...]


    6. This book was EVERYTHING. I really enjoyed Abi’s first trilogy, but Eska stole my heart from the first page. Eska is just a wonderful character, and her growth from prisoner stripped of everything to determined young person is astounding.Winter is so important to this story, it seeps through every page. Reading this whilst the January winds roared outside my bedroom, a cup of tea by my side, felt very apt.The one theme that permeates SKY SONG is friendship. The relationships between our main c [...]


    7. Counting this as my final read of 2017 as I only had 30 pages left to read going into the New Year.A very wonderful magical tale full of animals and friendship.A full review will come soon



    8. A magical fantasy adventure that follows Eska, a young girl who has been trapped by the Ice Queen as she seeks to take her voice and achieve immortality. Eska escapes the Queen’s clutches and falls in with Flint, a boy from the Fur Tribe. He doesn’t trust Eska to begin with, but, as with Eska’s relationship with Balapan, a golden eagle, this changes as the story’s theme of trust, hope and friendship are explored. Eska, Balapan, Flint, and Flint’s sister, Blu, work together to fight aga [...]


    9. Tohle byla moc pěkná krátká middle grade jednohubka o síle přátelství z naprosto magického prostředí ledovců, divokých medvědů a polární záře. I když pomalejší, i tak jsem si to užila. 3.5/5*This was a cover buy (plus it was signed by author, soooo) but one is never too old for a good middle grade, right? The premise promised it was magical. And it truly was. It is also quoted by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars, which I liked. We get this fanta [...]


    10. I did not think that there was any book in the world that would ever come close to my all-time favourite Northern Lights, let alone one that would threaten to knock it from its top spot. And then came Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone. Not satisfied with being stunning on the outside, Sky Song is also stunning inside. It is one of those books that is so beautifully written that you don’t want to rush it, but you don’t want to put it down and you want it to never, ever end. Abi’s writing is stunn [...]


    11. A middle-grade book with a convincing setting in a land full of eskimoes, Mongolian culture, dire-bears etc. The magic in this land is from the stars and music - a nice, unusual choice. The characters are well realised, especially Blu, whose Downs syndrome is treated deftly. Great pace to the adventure, some good humour and plenty of drama and tension. My 12-year old absolutely loved this book and I enjoyed it too.


    12. What a stunning book! It's not a book, it's a spiral slide into another world. The descriptions are so breathtaking and real you can almost see the icicles forming on your every breath. The action keeps you on the edge of the seat all the way through. The ending is so intense - so may things happen that you start to believe that Eska won't win.The comparisons to C.S. Lewis are truly earned by the author. This book is a future award winner.


    13. An action packed adventure filled with magical inventions, loyal friends, beautifully wild creatures and brave children. Eska and Flint are a brilliant duo and their quest to save Erkenwald takes them through a brilliantly imaginative series of scrapes and near misses with the ominous Ice Queen ever on their case! A must read for all ages!


    14. Sky Song is one of a kind. It had a storyline that could not be conjured up in a few minutes, it was a lot deeper and thoughtful and touching than I was expecting. I found it beautiful in so many ways. I loved how Abi Elphinstone spoke of the wild, peaceful yet inpredictable. How everything could talk in its own special way, and everything could move differently. And how all of it had a bond with Eska. Eska grew, matured and changed so much throughout the book, and it was written so descretly th [...]


    15. An alluring mix of Narnia meets Northern Lights; a fantasy adventure of friendship, hope, magic and sheer bloodymindedness of our protagonists, Eska and Flint. Our current class read is The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, and this will make a fine companion for my stronger Y4 readers.


    16. Our January kids book of the month. I loved this. It's beautifully written and kids and adults alike will love it.




    17. Read this one for work and it was glorious - a proper good old-fashioned children’s adventure, full of magical beasts and quests and an evil Ice Queen and a chillingly beautiful snowy landscape. Really great fun, but also touching - the themes of outsiders and tribes have never felt more relevant.


    18. This is a story filled with snow, magic, adventure, friendship, finding yourself, your clan and a whole load of hope and courage. I just adored this. Abi has an incredible way of ensuring you get lost in her world, but always feel looked after. I just adored it. Plus the acknowledgements had me BAWLING.


    19. With imagery evoking the icy realms of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, CS Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia and Pullman's Northern Lights, Sky Song weaves a powerful spell over the reader combining strong characterisation with deft plotting.Elphinstone's fantasy setting of Erkenwald is inspired by her travels across the wintry landscapes of the Arctic, the breath-taking scenery of Iceland and northern Norway and the sweeping plains of Mongolia where Golden Eagles fly. She intertwines th [...]


    20. This review was originally posted on Tales Of YesterdayBack in 2015 a proof landed on my doorstep of a new book by a debut writer. That book was The Dreamsnatcher and the debut author was Abi Elphinstone. Three years later and I squealed with excitement when a proof copy of Sky Song, Abi’s fourth book and a stand alone story, landed on my doorstep and I just knew that a magical adventure was awaiting between the pages ready to sweep me off my feet.And swept off my feet I was…pletely.Sky Song [...]


    21. Sky Song is an utter joy to readbut I'm gonna need to find a synopsis from somewhere else in order to do this plot justice. From the Simon and Schuster website - In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren’t so easy to find - because Erkenwald is ruled by an evil Ice Queen and the tribes must stay hidden or risk becoming her prisoners at Winterfang Palace.I wanted to read this af [...]


    22. This started as if it was a children's classic, with an evil Ice Queen corrupting what used to be good and fair and after the first chapter I was hooked.It concerns the quest of Eska and Flint, with various other companions, to fight the Ice Queen and restore balance to the land and free the prisoners of the Ice Queen.The pace was excellent and helped me keep going through the book, always wanting to know what was going to happen next to these characters.It was another wonderful touch that all t [...]


    23. I loved this book. Everything about it from the cover, the pages with tiny snowflakes, the authors notes at the end nut especially the magical land that Abi creates. In one volume rather than 3! I’m 50 so not the audience this is aimed at but I love being transported. There is a lot in this book and could easily have been stretched out if aimed at adults but it’s exactly the right length. The world is so vivid and the characters are inspiring and real. I loved the relationship with the wild [...]


    24. This book was such an adorable adventure, I loved every second of it. The beautiful world of ice and snow that Abi Elphinstone has created is imaginative and wonderful. The Ice Queen was suitably terrifying and cruel, and presented a nice foil for the family Eska managed to create along the way. I felt like this story had aspects of Viking/Scandinavian culture mixed with Mongolian and even North American First Nations people, and it blended together seamlessly to form a unique tribal culture foc [...]


    25. I'll be honestI picked this book up on the basis that it had a beautiful cover and the blurb seemed quite interesting. Little did I realise that I'm probably about 10+ years older than the target audience so my review is probably slightly skewed by the fact that I'm an adult and this is clearly a children's book.Having said that, the story was nice and I probably would of given this a better star rating had I been younger when I read this. The only real reason I'm giving it a lower rating is bec [...]


    26. This book is just wonderful to read! A magical fairy tale filled with loyalty, family, belief and magic follows a young girl and boy in their fight against a wicked ice queen. It may sound familiar but you've never read anything quite like this before and you won't be able to put it down. The descriptive writing of the land and environment, as well as it's magic, was just beautiful and Abi has created a story that I feel will be thoroughly enjoyed by all who read it. I can honestly say I will ha [...]


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