The Children of the Lost

by David Whitley

Series: The Agora Trilogy (No. 2)

Cast out of the city of Agora where they were left at the end of The Midnight Charter, Mark and Lily must now survive in a dense forest. The strange villages, terrifying nightmares, and powerful witches they find there are even more frightening than Agora with all its slums and secrets. In an adventure that expands with every turn of the page, David Whitley delivers a novel as thrilling and horrifying as his characters' darkest dreams.


  • Roaring Brook Press; January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781429989541
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  • Title: The Children of the Lost
  • Series: The Agora Trilogy (No. 2)
  • Author: David Whitley
  • Imprint: Roaring Brook Press

In The Press

“Exciting and gripping from the first heart-stopping line, this first book in a trilogy takes readers only part of the way to resolving the predictions of the Midnight Charter and its relationship to Mark and Lily. Readers will anxiously await the next installment as they reach the cliff-hanger ending.” —School Library Journal on The Midnight Charter

“Whitley threads together a thrilling page-turner with the two young heroes' lives intertwining in surprising and illuminating ways.” —Shelf Awareness on The Midnight Charter

“Deft world-building and crafty plotting combine for a zinger of an ending that will leave readers poised for book two. Surprisingly sophisticated upper-middle-grade fare, with enough meat to satisfy older readers as well.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Midnight Charter

“Charity, greed, freedom, fate and political scheming are all woven through debut author Whitley's richly conceived world.” —Publishers Weekly on The Midnight Charter

“One of the most original and creative books I've read in a long time.” —WandsandWorlds.com on The Midnight Charter


About The Author

David Whitley, a recent graduate of Oxford, wrote his first children's novel at age seventeen; it was shortlisted for the Kathleen Fidler Award. At twenty, he was the youngest person ever to win the Chesire Prize for Literature for a children's short story. He lives in England.