The Song of Seven
The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, translation: Laura Watkinson
(Pushkin Press, 2015, 352 pages)
A beautiful flapped paperback edition of this stand-alone adventure by the author of The Letter for the King
Deep in the woods, a young boy is kept prisoner by his uncle. He cannot meet other children, or have any friends. He holds the key to a secret.
Meanwhile, in a quiet village, Frans the schoolteacher invents stories of perilous deeds, shipwrecks, desert islands, and haunted castles to entertain his pupils. Then one stormy evening, a letter blows onto his doormat, summoning him to a meeting.
Suddenly, Frans is on a real-life mission, one in which he will encounter magicians, secret passages, conspiracies, hidden treasure and a sealed parchment which predicts the future.
He will learn the secret of the Seven Ways.
He will find seven allies.
And he will make a fearsome enemy. The adventure has begun…