It’s the coldest winter that anyone in Wickit Monastery can remember, as the Fenland marshes freeze over. No one wants to travel in this bitter weather – except invaders trying to overthrow young King Arnald!
Banished after an attempt on the King’s life, Lord Randolph has captured the Weather Woman of the Fenland who can sense changes in the weather. The frozen marshes that she predicts will become an “ice road” – a secret highway for his invasion!
When Pip and his stone gargoyle Perfect spot the exiled royal uncle’s marauders, they know they need to warn the King. But a terrible illness is going through the monks of Wickit Monastery, and a ghost is walking the Fenland’s frozen mists.
How can Pip get a message to King Arnald? What will cure the illness at Wickit? Can anyone stop treacherous Lord Randolph’s army before they reach the King?
Clever drawings of the residents of Ely and Wickit Monastery (including Perfect) add zing to this exciting story of medieval days, the third book in The Wickit Chronicles. Notes at the end of the book explain more about the Fenlands, monks, and the world of Wickit.
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA