A timeless novel for anyone who's ever felt lost.
Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... what lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to find out but when night falls without warning they become impossibly lost. Strange dangers and impossible puzzles lurk in the shadows and, as time plays tricks, Charlie starts to fear for the future... What if this night never ends?
Nominated for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Shortlisted for the STEAM Children's Book Prize, the Ealing Junior Book Award and the Reading Rampage Book Award. Longlisted for the BGS Book Award and the Shrewsbury Bookfest Big Book Award.
Christopher Edge — the coolest science teacher you probably never had — is no ordinary author. There’s no one quite like him writing now. His stories fizz with scientific ideas, the perfect fodder for the child with more questions than answers.The Times, Children's Book of the Week
A writer of genuine originality ... Edge creates strong characters who come alive on the page, and he has a thriller writer’s feel for suspense.The Guardian
A heart-stopping adventure with thrills and twists, codes and puzzles, underpinned by an intense evocation of the natural worldThe Sunday Times
A moving, haunting story about friendship, nature and mysteryNew Statesman
A mind-bending, moving and atmospheric read.Metro
With plenty of twists and turns, this is a gripping story with hints of science, history and philosophy that will keep you guessing right to the end.The Week Junior, Book of the Week
Top-quality storytelling as ever from Edge.The Bookseller
An excellent and enjoyable read.Books for Keeps
Compulsively readable, thrilling, daring and quite unlike any other children’s book I have ever read, yet clearly also set in a tradition of the very best.Piers Torday
A spooky and breathtaking adventure. Christopher Edge takes the reader on an unforgettable journey.Ross Welford
A puzzlebox romp through trees, terrors and time itself.Simon Lamb, John O’Groat Journal
Yet another captivating story from [Christopher Edge] which effortlessly blends science, philosophy and heart.Abi Elphinstone