OF PRISON CAMPS, GHOST WOLVES and VENGEFUL SORCERY: Nevertell by Katherine Orton
Welcome to my day, the final day of Walker Books' Nevertell Blog Tour.
As the days grow shorter and the weather, colder, it's the perfect time to visit this beautiful debut novel. Katherine Ortons' Nevertell takes us on a journey to the past, to another land and to a strange, shivering magic.
author: Katherine Orton
cover illustrator: Sandra Dieckmann
Walker Books (7 November 2019)
11-year-old Lina was born in a prison camp in the depths of Siberia. It is the only home she has ever known. But her mother, Katya remembers well the life outside...before she was taken from her home in Moscow with her father and brother. Both are gone. Katya has filled Linas' life with stories of her grandmother and home. And now, in a cunning bid to escape, Lina is sent out through the walls and fences with the most treacherous of the prison camps' inmates. Making out, Lina, her best friend Bogdan and her untrustworthy companions find themselves deep in the snow-covered forest, running as fast and far as they can. And hounded by ghost wolves.
Before they know it, Lina and Bogdan are discovered by another enemy. Svetlana is a sorceress living in an enchanted Ice Palace filled with the shadows of people she has stolen to do her bidding. She is bent on revenge, but for what...no one knows. Fleeing from Svetlana across the ice and snow, dodging the eerie, magical dangers that meet them at every turn, Lina and Bogdan require a strength, bravery and a magic they never knew they possessed as they attempt an impossible journey to Moscow and Grandmothers' flat. But Svetlana is never far behind and the world is now far more dark and dangerous than any prison camp could ever be. And Moscow is so far away.
Nevertell is the perfect book to curl up with on cold, wintry evenings.
I want to thank Walker Books, and especially Rebecca for inviting to join this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of Nevertell. It now has a permanent place on my shelves.
Please visit the other sites on this blog tour...you'll be glad you did.