Every nine years a magical gump opens for nine days in Platform 13, King’s Cross Station. But what is a… “gump”, I hear you ask? well, a gump is a portal into another world, a world with ghosts, witches, hags, harpies, wizards, and so much more it would take up a mile of paper to list. But the reason this is so important is not that hundreds of people and supernatural creatures come through every time, but that the baby prince of the island was kidnapped nine years ago.
I enjoyed this book so much because, totally apart from the stunning storyline, the dazzling description, and the charming characters, I loved the sheer idea, the originality, of the story that some say inspired Harry Potter. Recommended for fantasy lovers everywhere, no matter the age.