The Secret Country
Author: Jane Johnson
JOHNSON, Jane. The Secret Country. [London]: Simon & Schuster . 8vo, [vi] 249pp. Blue boards with spine stamped in gold. Pictorial endpapers; half-tone illustrated title and b&w chapter headings. A near fine copy with pages lightly aged (as usual) in original color pictorial dust jacket highlighted with gold foil stamping.
First edition. Having learned from a talking cat that he and his sisters are the half-elfin royalty of a parallel world called Eidolon, twelve-year-old Ben Arnold attempts to stop his evil uncle from smuggling magical creatures between the two worlds to sell on the black market. The first volume in The Eidolon Trilogy.