The Dark World is a place of ice, wind, and fury. A veil of black covers the sky. In all the world, only the Castle shines with light.
Tal and Milla are struggling to make it to the Castle, each on a dangerous mission. For Tal, a Chosen, the Castle is home – even though he is not welcome anymore. for Milla, and Icecarl warrior, the Castle is a strange and mysterious place. Her presence is a threat that the Castle dwellers want to stop... at any cost.
From the deadly Hall of Nightmares to the magical chambers of Tal's great-uncle Ebbitt, Tal and Milla must navigate the Castle without being discovered. Sinister forces are conspiring against them. It will take all their strength to survive.
Garth Nix (born 1963 in Melbourne) is an Australian author of young adult fantasy novels.
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