The Chime Seekers

By Ross Montgomery

From the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians comes a middle-grade fantasy adventure about siblings, courage and the magic that hides in the cracks.

Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger... When an evil faerie steals Yanni’s baby sister and swaps her for a Changeling, Yanni is swept into a dangerous race against time to get her back. For faeries delight in tricks and rescuing her won’t be easy. With the help of his cousin, Amy, and the reluctant Changeling, Yanni must travel to goblin palaces and battle-swept oceans, discovering ancient treasures and secrets along the way. Yanni will need every drop of courage and even a few tricks of his own, if he’s to outwit the faerie and save his sister…

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406391190
  • Published: 04 Nov 2021
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 384

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Customer reviews


'I’ve long been a fan of Ross Montgomery but, along with The Midnight Guardians, The Chime Seekers is story-telling in a different league […] a concept perfectly poised to capture children’s imaginations and take them on this most fabulous journey into the magical world of British folklore.' The Bookseller

'A quest like no other: Ross Montgomery is on spectacular form in this brilliant, edge-of-your seat story about magic, unlikely alliances and talking signposts.' Emma Carroll

'A deliciously creepy, wonderfully imaginative, folklore-filled tale from a hugely talented and accomplished storyteller.' Sophie Anderson

'The Chime Seekers is another enchanting masterpiece from Ross Montgomery. Charming, hilarious and brimming with magic, it swept me up from the first page and brought me on a whirlwind adventure, through a land rich with ancient folklore, tricksy bargains and sneaky faeries. In fact, this tale has been told with such wizardry, I'm beginning to wonder if Ross might be a faerie, too.' Catherine Doyle

'I really enjoyed this. Very page-turny, with enough funny bits to stop it being too scary.' Philip Reeve

'All the hallmarks of an instant classic. Prepare to be completely swept away. You’ll want to read it more than once. Gosh. It’s just so stinking good.' Carlie Sorosiak

'A fantastic adventure with shades of Jan Mark, Susanna Clarke and Neil Gaiman, but always, unmistakably, Ross Montgomery. A brilliant example of the best children's fiction. Loved it.' Christopher Edge

'Gripping, funny, unexpected and often really rather scary, The Chime Seekers has it all. Ross’s passion for the genre shines through on every page, and it will undoubtedly enchant any person (of any age) lucky enough to pick it up ... a modern classic.' Phil Earle

'A tricksy, whirlwind of an adventure from start to finish with twists and turns I didn’t expect! I loved it.' Aisha Bushby

'FLAWLESS. Witty, emotional, beautifully written, pacey, punchy, and a story that just keeps delivering, page after page. It's one of my reads of the year.' Nicola Skinner

'This book is so rich in detail, humour and feeling. Ross Montgomery is a singular talent in writing brave and magical adventures. I loved it!' Katya Balen

'Fantastic! A brilliant cast of characters (including a fabulously grumpy frog), a whirlwind adventure and a fae world brimming with darkness, wonder and faerie tricks.' Aisling Fowler

'This book. It’s folklore magic and faerie rules and love and Yanni is such a wonderful character.' L.D. Lapinski

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