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The Resource The Face in the Frost

The Face in the Frost

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The Face in the Frost
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The Face in the Frost
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Summary
A fantasy classic by the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls—basis for the Jack Black movie—and "a writer who knows what wizardry is all about" (Ursula K. Le Guin). A richly imaginative story of wizards stymied by a power beyond their control, A Face in the Frost combines the thrills of a horror novel with the inventiveness of fairy tale–inspired fantasy. Prospero, a tall, skinny misfit of a wizard, lives in the South Kingdom—a patchwork of feuding duchies and small manors, all loosely loyal to one figurehead king. Along with his necromancer friend Roger Bacon, who has been on a quest to find a mysterious book, Prospero must flee his home to escape ominous pursuers. Thus begins an adventure that will lead him to a grove where his old rival, Melichus, is falsely rumored to be buried and to a less-than-hospitable inn in the town of Five Dials—and ultimately into a dangerous battle with origins in a magical glass paperweight. Lin Carter called The Face in the Frost one of "the best fantasy novels to appear since The Lord of the Rings . . . Absolutely first class." With a unique blend of humor and darkness, it remains one of the most beloved tales by the Edgar Award–nominated author also known for the long-running Lewis Barnavelt series
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Bellairs, John
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dictionaries
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Young Adult Fiction
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The Face in the Frost
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OVERDRIVE:7e0401ab-1bf5-45e8-af58-4609481683ec
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781497614468
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True
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optical disk
Label
The Face in the Frost
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7e0401ab-1bf5-45e8-af58-4609481683ec
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781497614468
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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