Summary from Goodreads
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, torrential rain…
The Earth is in turmoil. Fleeing a flooded London, Oksa and the rest of the Pollock family set off in search of the Entrance Portal of Edefia, their magical home. It is their only chance of restoring the Earth’s balance.
To get there, Oksa is forced to ally herself with the terrible Felons, mortal enemies who could betray her at any moment. Luckily she also has some real friends at her side: Pavel, her shapeshifting father; Gus and Tugdual, the two rivals for her heart; and, of course, her formidable grandmother Dragomira, along with her menagerie of Edefian creatures.
But little does Oksa know, not only will she have to brave countless dangers to reach the portal, she must also pay a terrible price to enter the hidden world… And what will await her on the other side?
Oksa Pollock has made some pretty incredible discoveries in the last few months, not least that she’s the queen of the lost magical land of Edefia. As if that wasn’t enough for any thirteen-year-old to be dealing with, her mother is still desperately ill after being attacked by Edefia’s unscrupulous enemies, and now her best friend in the whole world, Gus, has become trapped in the Forest of Lost Souls. Entering that terrifying place is the rescue party: Oksa and a few fellow Runaways-including the moody, mysterious Tugdual. In the forest the group must all face their own personal demons, not to mention an assortment of horrific creatures, in a desperate attempt to bring Gus back alive.
But even if Oksa and her group make it through the wastelands and the monsters, there are greater threats to face: betrayal, grief, and the end of the world itself. And it’s only just beginning…
The Forest of Lost Souls is the second book in the phenomenal Oksa Pollock series, following on from The Last Hope. The third in the series, The Heart of Two Worlds is published in October 2014.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Anne Plichota studied Chinese language and culture. She spent several years living and working in China and Korea. She has had a varied career: as a Chinese teacher, a nurse, a public letter writer and, most recently, a librarian. She lives in Strasbourg with her teenage daughter.
Cendrine Wolf studied sports, specialising in judo and rock climbing. She worked with teenagers in deprived neighbourhoods, eventually going on to teach herself illustration, an interest she discovered late in life. She lives in Strasbourg.
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