Arkspire

Jamie Littler author Jamie Littler illustrator

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Random House Children's UK

Published:6th Jul '23

£7.99

Available for immediate dispatch.

Arkspire cover

'A triumph . . . The magic is mesmerising, the humour masterful and the adventure magnificent.' - A. F. Steadman, bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

'Full of fabulous characters, fantastic humour and breakneck thrills.' - Jonathan Stroud, bestselling author of Lockwood & Co.


Glorious, powerful, magic; a city of twists, turns and tricksters; extraordinary secrets which only one girl can uncover . . . welcome to the world of Arkspire.

Arkspire is a city obsessed by magic. The five Arcanists - a group of all-powerful magicians - have protected the great city for as long as anyone can remember. Within the hustle and bustle of these cobbled streets lives Juniper Bell, a thief who'd do anything for her family - even her unbelievably annoying sister, Elodie.

Then one night, something incredible happens. A mysterious stolen relic (nothing to do with Juni, ahem...) explodes, revealing a mysterious creature, Cinder - who appears to 'bond' with Juni. The only creatures like that are allegedly dangerous enemies of the Arcanists . . . and it's not long before they turn their attention to Juni.

Soon Juni, Cinder and everyone she loves are pulled into an extraordinary world of magic, power and prestige - but also grave danger. It seems the world Juni thought she knew is nothing but a lie - and now only Juniper and Cinder can bring it down.

A hilarious and astonishingly illustrated new fantasy series, from the bestselling author of Frostheart.

Praise for the Frostheart series:


'Wild, funny, lavishly illustrated and filled with excitement' - The Guardian

'A rip-roaring action adventure, full of humour, heart and unforgettable characters' - The Bookseller


'Littler is an expert at pushing reluctant readers from one chapter to the next' - The Times

Arkspire is a triumph - Mortal Engines meets Lockwood & Co. An endlessly imaginative world, explored through perfectly drawn heroines I adored. The magic is mesmerising, the humour masterful and the adventure magnificent. Jamie, you absolute genius! * A. F. Steadman, bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief *
Jamie Littler has created a masterful adventure, teeming with fabulous characters, eerie monsters and ancient mystery. Text and art both crackle with marvellous invention. If you like incredible cityscapes, break-neck thrills, sassy heroines and irritable shadow-demons (and hey, who DOESN'T love all that?), Arkspire is the book for you. * Jonathan Stroud, author of Lockwood & Co. *
Praise for Frostheart: Littler is an expert at pushing reluctant readers from one chapter to the next via strategic cliffhangers and this freezing world should warm the hearts of young readers * The Times *
Littler's debut is wild, funny, lavishly illustrated and filled with excitement. * Guardian *
A heart-stopping tale ... [that] really lives up to the hype * Sunday Post *
[Y]oung fantasy lovers will find a feast of Leviathans and grumpy Yetis in Frostheart, a gloriously imagined first novel by the illustrator Jamie Littler. * Telegraph *
Arkspire is a triumph - Mortal Engines meets Lockwood & Co. An endlessly imaginative world, explored through perfectly drawn heroines I adored. The magic is mesmerising, the humour masterful and the adventure magnificent. Jamie, you absolute genius! * A. F. Steadman, bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief *
Jamie Littler has created a masterful adventure, teeming with fabulous characters, eerie monsters and ancient mystery. Text and art both crackle with marvellous invention. If you like incredible cityscapes, break-neck thrills, sassy heroines and irritable shadow-demons (and hey, who DOESN'T love all that?), Arkspire is the book for you. * Jonathan Stroud, author of Lockwood & Co. *
Praise for Frostheart: Littler is an expert at pushing reluctant readers from one chapter to the next via strategic cliffhangers and this freezing world should warm the hearts of young readers * The Times *
Littler's debut is wild, funny, lavishly illustrated and filled with excitement. * Guardian *
A heart-stopping tale ... [that] really lives up to the hype * Sunday Post *
[Y]oung fantasy lovers will find a feast of Leviathans and grumpy Yetis in Frostheart, a gloriously imagined first novel by the illustrator Jamie Littler. * Telegraph *

ISBN: 9780241586143

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 23mm

Weight: 305g

384 pages