The Bone Quill, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


12-year-old twins Matt and Emily Calder are Animare: they can bring art to life and enter paintings at will.

They must do everything in their power to prevent a breach in Hollow Earth: a supernatural place that holds all the demons, devils and creatures ever imagined.

The Hollow Earth Society are getting closer to finding the key that will release the beasts: an ancient bone quill whose powers can be only be used by a powerful Animare.

The quill has been lost for centuries, but important clues to its whereabouts lie somewhere on the island of Era Mina - as does the entrance to Hollow Earth itself.

Matt and Em must find the quill and protect it through their drawings, through certain famous paintings and, ultimately, deep into the mists of time itself.

But their lives in the relative safety of Auchinmurn Abbey are thrown into confusion with the arrival of a newcomer who threatens to ruin everything they have worked for.

All too soon, Matt makes a fateful decision which forces him to make a terrible choice - save his family, or save the world?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781780550312



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it was a fantastic read. just like the first one (hollow earth) it was full of excitement and adventure. at one point i knew what was going to happen but the suspense to get there was well worth it. but the ending had me in tears. <br/><br/>i only hope there is a third part and as soon as its out i'm getting it. <br/><br/>the characters where so realistic and honest. i felt their feelings and saw what they did. <br/><br/>loved it.<br/><br/>

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I’ve never given it much of my time to think about stories picking up right where we left off. With Bone Quill, it turned out I happened to like it. A lot. It made it possible to get straight to action and we get rewarded with one cliffhanger after the other! On top of that, we get to know a great deal more about the characters and their history (some are REALLY surprising!!!). And as I kinda hoped for, we get to spend much more time at the Abbey and its surroundings during the Middle Ages. And Barrowman wouldn’t be Barrowman if there wasn’t something wicked like time travelling involved! *JACK HARKNESS MOMENT*The missing pieces of the puzzle fell into place, but now what…?A wonderful sequel, wich makes you long for more!

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