Following Ivy Sparrow's discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence , the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass . As soon as Ivy and her brother Seb set foot back in the mysterious underground city of Lundinor, they know that something has changed . . . Where before there were cobbled streets, now the squares and lanes between the city's enchanted shops are lush with spring blooms - but something dark is stirring just below the surface, and uncommon traders are uneasy. Ivy and Seb have stumbled into a plot that could condemn every uncommoner to a disastrous fate . . . With the help of Valian, their extraordinary friend - and some exceptional uncommon objects - can Ivy and Seb put a stop to the sinister Dirge's plans?
This is Book 2 in the The Uncommoners Series. See all The Uncommoners books here.
Jennifer Bell has a degree in fine art and trained as a graphic artist. She is much in demand as an illustrator and is also attracting prestigious commissions for murals and decorative design. She is a qualified riding instructor, a dressage enthusiast, and is the author and illustrator of several books.More about Jennifer Bell
Karl James Mountford has been drawing, painting and generally making a mess since he was a young nipper. This hasn't changed much as he's gotten older. Born in Germany and brought up in and around the UK, he now lives in the Midlands where his sketchbooks rarely get a day off.More about Karl James Mountford