Master Of The Fallen Chairs by Henry Porter

Master Of The Fallen Chairs

Written by Henry Porter
Part of the The House of Skirl Series

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A rip roaring read of adventure, mystery and fantasy. Orphaned Kim is sent to Skirl, the ramshackle house of his ancestors where all kinds of unlikely, often alarming and always surprising things happen including the arrival of a possible long lost relative ...A fabulous cast of fascinating characters make this irrestistible.


Master Of The Fallen Chairs by Henry Porter

A truly original novel packed with humour, magic and mystery. A classic children's adventure story. 'He came on the shortest day of the year between the storms that carried the sea twenty miles inland and the great snow of that winter. But before his arrival there was an equally mysterious disappearance!' The first in a trilogy, The Master of The Fallen Chairs sees thirteen-year-old orphan Kim living with his elusive guardian, surly tutor and various servants in a grand but dilapidated old house called Skirl. When one of the servant girls goes missing, a dark cloud descends on the house. The arrival of a stranger in the dead of night plunges everything further into mystery, and introduces a bit of magic to the mix too.


Nick Tucker in the Independent:'[...] for page-turning adventure involving a heroic 13-year-old up against horrors ancient and modern, Henry Porter's THE MASTER OF THE FALLEN CHAIRS is just the thing. A newcomer to writing for this age group, Porter plays a good hand before finally coming up trumps as his story heads to its powerful close. Independent An excellent and compelling read. Young Post Porter writes with such imaginative zest that i felt as if i was pulling up a chair to a fire and would have enough to absorb me until spring. The Observer

About the Author

Henry Porter
Henry Porter is the British editor of Vanity Fair. He contributes commentary and reportage to The Guardian, The Observer, Evening Standard, and The Sunday Telegraph. He divides his time between New York and London.

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384 pages


Henry Porter
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Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

4th September 2008




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