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The Last Siege

Written by Jonathan Stroud

The Last Siege Synopsis

When Emily, Simon and Marcus discover the deserted castle, it seems like an escape from the midwinter snows and their individual loneliness. But their occupation of the ruin quickly takes on a momentum of its own, and soon threatens their friendship, their freedom and their lives.

The Last Siege Press Reviews

A gripping novel of real originality . . . The careful setting-up, subtle delineation of character, meticulous observation of the castle itself - in some ways the story's main character - and the gradual increase in the pace and tension of this riveting narrative mark this as a novel of real skill and technique * Carousel * Packed with suspense and palpable tension . . . This compelling thriller is impossible to put down * The Bookseller * A brilliant book, evocatively written and full of sinister suspense * BBC Parenting *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552551465
Publication date: 5th February 2004
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. Jonathan lives in Hertfordshire with his family.

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