The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher
Seren Rhys is freezing – at the beginning of this novel orphan Seren is sitting on a deserted railway station in the depths of winter waiting to be taken to the home of her new guardians and looking forward to meeting their son Tomas. But where is Tomas and why is there a room with a large collection of snow globes? Catherine Fisher weaves Welsh magic into this fantasy rooted in reality which takes place in the run up to Christmas. There’s a touch of John Masefield in the storytelling and of E. Nesbit in the characterisation of the clockwork crow.
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