The Blackhope Enigma

Publisher: Templar

Sunni and her school mate Blaise are both fascinated by the same sixteenth century painting: The Mariner's Return to Arcadia by Fausto Corvo.

The mysterious painting hangs in the Mariner’s Chamber in the Blackhope Tower and Sunni and Blaise visit it as part of a school project they are both producing on Corvo.

When Sunni’s annoying step-brother Dean unwittingly utters a password which unlocks a passage into the painting, the three are transported to Arcadia and together need to draw on all their resources to find a way out of this dangerous and exciting land.

Although Fausto Corvo is a fictional artist, the world he created in his painting is vividly brought to life in this action-packed novel, which should appeal most to nine- to twelve-year-olds.

More books like this

Jet Black Heart

Author: Teresa Flavin

A young girl named Dory is pulled back into the past after finding an old note in a letterbox.

Read more about Jet Black Heart

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Author: Alan Garner

First published in 1960, Alan Garner's fantasy adventure follows Colin and Susan, who come to stay in a lonely farm in the eerie rural landscape of Cheshire's Alderley Edge.

Read more about The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...