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With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee's Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess hopes to find some answers to her mysterious origins. But as she adjusts to her new life at Roedeer Lodge, it becomes clear that Norton F. Cleat knows more about Tess - and the strange device left with her when she was abandoned as a baby - than he's letting on. And when Tess discovers that the Starspinner is the gateway between her world and a parallel world in which war rages, she realizes she may be the key to a terrible plan. A plan she must stop at all costs...

Praise for THE EYE OF THE NORTH : "A charming, thrilling tale of adventure" - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS

"O'Hart's writing crackles with imagination" - Jennifer Bell, author of THE UNCOMMONERS

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"Through the hollow darkness of a winter's night, a man was running."

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  • "Tess is an excellent main character, full of bravery, curiosity and a special ability. She questions her world constantly and is not afraid of finding the answers, good or bad." (Erin Foote, Librarian)
  • "Sinéad hits it out of the park with her second novel." (Aoife, Barker & Jones Bookshop)

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  • Tess had never imagined she was extraordinary and wondered how extraordinary people were supposed to act."
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About Sinead O'Hart

Sinead O'Hart was raised in a small house full of books in the south-east of Ireland. She has a degree in Medieval English and has had many careers (including butcher, bookseller and university lecturer) before finally following her dream of becoming a children's author. She now lives in County Meath, near Dublin, with her husband, their daughter, and an eve

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