Prospero's Children

Prospero's Children

by Jan Siegel
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Prospero's Children by Jan Siegel

It began ages past in fabled Atlantis, when a mad, power-hungry queen forged a key to a door never meant to be opened by mortal man—its inception would hasten her own death and the extinction of her vainglorious race. For millennia the key lay forgotten beneath the waves, lost amid the ruins of what had been the most beautiful city on Earth. But however jealously the sea hoards its secrets, sooner or later it yields them up. Now, in present-day Yorkshire, that time has come. And for young Fernanda Capel, life will never be the same again . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345441430
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/29/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 733,641
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jan Siegel is also the author of The Dragon-Charmer. She has already lived through one lifetime—during which she traveled the world and supported herself through a variety of professions, including that of actress, barmaid, garage hand, laboratory assistant, journalist, and model. Her new life is devoted to her writing, but she also finds time to ride, ski, and attend the opera.

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Prospero's Children 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had gone to the library to drop some stuff off. I wasn't sure if I wanted to get a book or not, but I ended up scanning through the new books section. I thought this one had a cool cover so I picked it up not even reading about it. I like fantasy but this was phenominal! I could not put it down for the life of me! The use of such expressive language is what caught me off gaurd. Quite original and beautifully written. I'd strongly suggest it to anyone who truly loves fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminded me of why I love fantasy fiction . Was a little hard to get into, but once I got past the first chapter the world opened up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. However, there is a few parts I don't think are very child friendly. I mean, I wouldn't want my siblings to read it. But I would want to read the next one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up in Barnes and Noble because I was going to be stuck at work that afternoon. The books that I pick up and take without reading other works usually don't do that well with me, but this was one of the best last minutes I have ever read. The Dragon Charmer was just as good and I'm trying to find The Witch Queen as well.I definitely recommend it, I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was at the library the other day, browsing through the sci-fi / fantasy sections. This book caught my eye, so I decided to pick it up and give it a try. Now, I'm glad that I did! It drew me in from the very first page, and after that I couldn't put it down. Prospero's Children is a great read for fantasy fans of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At the Library not knowing what to get with a friend we randomly selected two books off the shelves, Prospero's childern being one of them, I've spent an entire weekend reading this book, I can't seem to let go, as if I were Fern myself. I can't wait to buy a copy for myself till the end of time. It was the most astonishing read, I've ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a sophomore in high school. Then a few days ago I found this book and said, 'Hey it looks interesting.' I checked it out and I just found the book very outstanding! I could not put it down at the end. I even stayed up till 2am to finish it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just happened to come across this book, and after reading the info. on the book flap, I got hooked. It is one of my favorite books now. Well written! A good book for the fantasy-lover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i came onto this book by accident. i thought the cover was beautiful, so i bought it. i read the first few pages and fern, will, ragginbone and all the characters pulled me in. this book is a great start for jan siegel. i cant wait until DRAGON CHARMER comes out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a fantasy so much. The last time I was so enthralled with this genre was when I was reading the Chronicals of Narnia. I was 9 years old at the time. I can't wait for the next two books in the series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Yorkshire, teenager Fernanda Capel and her younger brother soon find strange visitors arriving at their new home. Not everyone can claim they play host to unicorns and shapeshifters, but Fern does that and more. Apparently, these species and other so-called mythological creatures endured the cataclysm that sunk Atlantis.

The island's survivors are drawn to the Capel house due to a magical key that opens the gateway between life and death. That ring, forged by a maniacal queen, led to the destruction of Atlantis. When the key is ultimately misused, a portal is opened that could spell the end of life as we know it. Fern is the prime hope of saving a universe by regaining the key, which is now on Atlantis, just prior to the devastation.

Shockingly, a story centering on Atlantis should not seem fresh, yet PROSPERO'S CHILDREN provides a vigorous look at the legendary island. The story line is fun, especially when Fern goes on her quest. Though the tale starts as if it is going to be a teen adventure aimed at that audience, the exciting plot will please fantasy fans of all ages, especially those that enjoy the Atlantis myths.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I grabbed this book basically as a last minute decision, wanting to read a good fantasy but having no luck finding one that sounded good. My last minute decision definitely turned out to be in my favor- it is an excellent book and I can't wait for the next one!