The Thirteenth Hour



Embark on a magical journey with “The Thirteenth Hour,” where twelve-year-old Rosemary travels through dream worlds with a mystical pocket watch. This middle-grade fantasy combines courage, friendship, and imagination, as Rosemary battles the sinister Tall Man to save her bully trapped in a fantastical realm. An enchanting, adventurous read.

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Number of pages: 285

Published: 02 November 2021

SKU: 9781534451896 Categories: ,


Embark on a mesmerizing journey with “The Thirteenth Hour,” a middle grade fantasy novel that is sure to captivate fans of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman. This enchanting tale, praised as “captivating” by Kirkus Reviews, weaves a story of magic, courage, and the boundless power of imagination.

Meet twelve-year-old Rosemary, an aspiring artist with a passion for bringing to life the wondrous worlds described in her Aunt Jo’s stories. Skeptical of the magical tales, Rosemary’s disbelief is challenged when she receives an extraordinary heirloom from her aunt – a pocket watch with the power to unlock dream worlds.

Rosemary’s adventure begins in her slumber, where the pocket watch serves as a mystical gateway to twelve unique and fantastical realms. Each hour marked on the watch reveals a new, enchanting world, brimming with magic and mystery. In this dreamlike state, Rosemary finds companionship in a trio of misfits, each gifted with extraordinary abilities. Together, they engage in a perilous struggle against the sinister Tall Man, a daunting figure who threatens the harmony of these magical lands.

The tale takes a dramatic turn when a bully, intent on tormenting Rosemary, unwittingly gets trapped in the Eleventh Hour of the watch. As the lines between dream and reality blur, Rosemary is thrust into a daring quest. She must harness the magic from all twelve dream worlds to save her tormentor from a fate he never imagined.

“The Thirteenth Hour” is not just a story of adventure and fantasy; it’s a testament to the power of belief, the strength found in unexpected friendships, and the importance of facing one’s fears. Perfect for young readers and adults alike, this novel promises a journey filled with wonder, bravery, and the magic that lies just beyond the tick of a clock. Join Rosemary as she discovers that even the most unbelievable stories can hold a grain of truth, and that sometimes, the most significant adventures begin where reality ends.

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