Billy Binder lived in a very different world from the other kids as school. It was a place of eternal cold, a land of snow dragons and ice princesses ruled by a dark figure called the Ringmaster. A world without hope, without fear, without pain, where anger was the greatest weapon, the greatest strength. It was a desolate forsaken place, but it was better than the real world Billy had left behind. Until a group of friends dared to cross over into Billy's private world, and help him learn the secret of the Ringmaster.
Original title: The Fallen Country
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Abuse And Violence
- Originally published in 1986 under the pseudonym Somtow Sucharitkul. The 2000 edition of this book includes the original short story upon which he based the novel.