Books by John Bellairs

The Face In The Frost

by John Bellairs

A dark power is growing in the depths of two wizard kingdoms. The powerful Prospero and his sidekick Roger Bacon must navigate the magical realm to defeat their ancient enemy.

"Authentic fantasy by a writer who knows what wizardry is all about." --Ursula LeGuin

"The tale is rich, hilarious, inventive, filled with infectious good-humor, grisly horror, slithering evil, bumbling monarchs, and various & sundry menaces of the supernatural variety." --Lin Carter

The House With The Clock In Its Walls

by John Bellairs

A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black!

"The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review


When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

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