The Book of Lost Things by New York Times bestselling author John Connolly takes readers on a vivid journey through the loss of innocence into adulthood and beyond, tells a dark and compelling tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.
This illustrated edition includes two new short stories – Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King, the latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things – and an afterword from the author.
‘Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .’ As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.