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When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister.
But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.
Beautiful... A magical, big-hearted adventure full of wit and warmth. One of the best children's books I've read for ages. ― Anna James
Spectacular... A story of real and rare power - The Midnight Guardians is one of the best books I've read in years. ― Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Midnight Guardians is timeless story-telling with a magical heart; a tale of enchantment and friendship in the cold of adversity; has all the charm of the The Box of Delights, all the magic and fellowship of The Lord of the Rings, all the warmth of a timeless story, told between friends round a winter fire. It’s also brilliantly inventive ― funny where it needs to be, and true in the way all good stories are. ― Thomas Taylor
A real triumph of the imagination, bleeding the appeal of a classic adventure with Montgomery’s heart and humour. -- Fiona Noble ― The Bookseller
Imagine a delicious milkshake made with the blended ingredients of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lord of the Rings, Five Children on the Western Front, and a special pinch of additional magic. There you have The Midnight Guardians. Drily humorous at times, utterly terrifying at others, this tale will whisk you away to another time that is both instantly recognisable and completely alien.
The Midnight Guardians is a classic in the making, and I loved every second of it.
― The School Librarian
About the Author
Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at university. His debut novel, Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, was nominated for the Costa Children’s Book of the Year and the Branford Boase Award. It was also selected as one of The Sunday Times' “Top 100 Modern Children’s Classics”. His books have also been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award while his picture book Space Tortoise was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and included in the Guardian's Best New Children’s Books of 2018. He lives in London with his girlfriend and their cat, called Fun Bobby.