The Snow Spider Trilogy, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


A spine-tingling magical fantasy trilogy from the author of Charlie Bone, Jenny Nimmo.

On his ninth birthday, Gwyn is given a brooch and told to cast it into the wind.

Later he discovers the wind has sent something back: the snow spider.

So begins Gwyn's journey as a magician. Against the shimmering backdrop of a magical domed city, Gwyn has to battle evil and heal a fractured family.

Combining all of Jenny Nimmo's trademark elements - unusual but compelling characters, stunning magic and a rich, vibrant story - The Snow Spider Trilogy is perfect for lovers of Jenny Nimmo's other fantasy books such as Charlie Bone and The Secret Kingdom. 'Jenny Nimmo writes with incredible vigour and passion' Guardian


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781405220101



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On his ninth birthday Gwyn is given a brooch, a scarf, a piece of seaweed, a tin whistle and a small broken horse by his grandmother and told to give them to the wind. The first thing he gives to the wind is the brooch which comes back as the snow spider and suddenly magic is in his life, real and with consequences and responsibilities. The trilogy covers from his ninth to his thirteenth birthday and a variety of adventures all of whom require him to employ his wits and to embrace the magician within.I liked it, originally published in the 80's it reminded me of my teenage years, and the possibility of there being magic around the next corner. There were pieces that stood out in capturing a moment and made the characters more rounded. Gwyn has issues and problems dealing with the magic and this comes across too.