Edition: First US printing.
New York: Del Rey - Ballantine, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a fantasy and the first book in the Fernanda "Fern" Capel trilogy set in the lost world of Atlantis. ''A mysterious house in the remote Yorkshire moors awaits sixteen-year-old Fern and her brother. the old house gradually gives up its secrets their familiar world starts to fracture, giving access to a magical and corrupt land destroyed thousands of years ago." Clive Barker described this as "a piece of pure magic. . . a charming, eccentric and powerfully imaginative work of fantasy which will enchant readers for years to come." 350 pp. ISBN: 0-345-439015.
Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (tears around the cut-out on the front cover of the dj.)