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Summary

‘Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved....’ 

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. 

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 to the Never Cliffs and beyond 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.... 

©2018 Abi Elphinstone (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"A truly magical tale." (The Guardian) 

"Abi Elphinstone is proving to be a worthy successor to C.S. Lewis." (The Times

"A shimmering thrill-ride of a book. I loved every page." (Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe)  

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Original and Beautiful

Lovely to discover such a charming and original children's book. The magical kingdom was unique, and the main characters charming. Beautifully narrated too.

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This is a fantastic story!

My kids loved this audiobook. They said it was very emotional and drew them in, they were very sad when they got to the end and wanted to listen to it again straight away! The narration was very good too. If you like Narnia, Harry Potter and His Dark Materials then we heartily recommend this book!

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Good Story but…

Magic, mystery, faith, friendship, challenges, battles… Sky Song is a good story, but it never truly captivated me.
I never really engaged with the characters, or their plot - it was all just a little too predictable.
Maybe the ‘Ice Queen’ thing has just been done too much or maybe the story wasn’t for me.
It’s not poorly written - and I loved the inclusion of a Down Syndrome character.
Perhaps I am too far from the target audience.

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Really good

This book is really really good it keeps me entertained for hours and the narrator is really good as well.
I have listened to this book at least 10 times in a row I really like the story
And Erkin walled is such a great name for a kingdom.
I really like it
From Michelle

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Best app ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love sky song so much
I love it because the girl has the same colour hair as me and the golden
Eagle.

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Awesome

We loved it! beautifully told narrator is exceptional,
amazing story we have enjoyed every book this author has written so far.

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Different, but not for me.

It was something different, but can't say it was has good has expected after reading the reviews, but guess we all like different things.
Sometimes I felt forgetting about it, but decided to keep going. Just to see if it all works out.

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Amaizing story

Just listen to it. I'm gonna go cry my eyes out now. Jeesus christ just listen to it.

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Wow

This was the most moving, heart wrenching, amazing book I have ever listened to... Wow... just wow...

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Really good book

A great listen.
Full of magic, friendship, clans and animal sidekicks.
You get the feeling of being a spectator and watching the children’s adventure from above. Recommend it to ages 8 and up.