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Wundersmith : The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2

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Morrigan Crow's adventures in the magical world of Nevermoor continue . . . The most anticipated sequel of the year - a treat for all fans of magic and 'wunder'. A stunningly designed package - with silver foil, hidden artwork under the jacket and beautifully designed interiors - a perfect gift for all young readers.

'An extraordinary story full of magics great and small' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS

Imagination, discovery and friendship await Morrigan Crow when she escapes her deadly curse and joins the Wundrous Society. It promises her protection and belonging for life - but then Morrigan doesn't receive the welcome she hoped for...

Morrigan is a much-feared Wundersmith. So, instead of the Society helping Morrigan to embrace her power, she is only taught that all Wundersmiths are evil and she must suppress her mysterious ability at all costs.

To make things worse, Nevermoor is quickly turning from a place of safety into one of danger. Society members are going missing, someone is blackmailing Morrigan's new friends, turning them against her. And Ezra Squall, the evillest man who ever lived, is determined to lure Morrigan from the Society by promising to reveal the true nature of the Wunder that calls to her, which is becoming ever harder to resist...

Has Morrigan's dream of escaping her cursed life ended before it truly began?

Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive.

NEVERMOOR - WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2018 YOUNGER FICTION CATEGORY AND RED MAGAZINE'S BIG BOOK 'BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK (7-12)' AWARD

"Extraordinary world-building" Guardian

"Masterful storytelling, twisty plotting, a thrilling magical world and universally importsnt themes ... idefal reading for anyone who loves Harry Potter" Booktrust

"This has light and dark, twists, inventiveness and big themes of prejudice and resistance" The Sunday Times

"The perfect series for young Harry Potter fans" Irish Independent

"Townsend is a brilliantly suspenseful storyteller who never lets the pace slacken" The Daily Telegraph
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 222 x 37mm | 632g
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1510104445
  • 9781510104440
  • 1,805

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Townsend is a brilliantly suspenseful storyteller who never lets the pace slacken. * The Daily Telegraph * The perfect series for young Harry Potter fans. * Irish Independent * This has light and dark, twists, inventiveness and big themes of prejudice and resistance. * The Sunday Times * Fans of Harry Potter won't be able to resist this fast-paced, funny and inventive series, which will sweep you away into the enchanting magical world of Nevermoor. * The Week Junior * Wundermith has masterful storytelling, twisty plotting, a thrilling magical world and universally important themes. There are magnificats and magnificubs, brolly rails and celestial beings, creepy Bonesmen and the dreaded Hunt of Smoke and Shadow... Ideal reading for anyone who loves Harry Potter. * BookTrust * There is more extraordinary world-building, as well as tough ethical decisions, in Wundersmith (Orion), Jessica Townsend's superlative follow-up to the unmissable Nevermoor. Once accepted into the Wundrous Society, Morrigan Crow believes life will be filled with excitement and new skills - instead, as a rare and dreaded Wundersmith, she is taught to shun her powers and see herself as corrupt. Meanwhile, the evil Ezra Squall, the only other Wundersmith she knows, tempts her with his forbidden knowledge * The Guardian * Townsend's intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy * Fiona Noble - The Bookseller * Endlessly inventive, with a fresh delight on every page, Nevermoor rewrites the genre of the Chosen Child novel. This is a special book. * David Solomons, author of MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO * An extraordinary story full of magics great and small, from the Hotel Deucalion to the Magnificat . . . Townsend has created a book of wunders. In Morrigan Crow I've found a heroine I'm willing to step boldly after, and follow her wherever her adventure takes her next * Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS * Praise for NEVERMOOR: THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW:

Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical . . . quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years * Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike * Extraordinary world-building * Guardian *
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About Jessica Townsend

JESSICA TOWNSEND sometimes lives in London, and sometimes on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where she grew up. She was previously a copywriter and the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Her pet fascinations include public transport and secret societies, ancient cities and underground places, hotels and museums, Halloween and Christmas, old maps and giant cats - all of which have weaselled their way into her books. She is the author of the Nevermoor series and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Younger Fiction Category with her debut novel: Nevemoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow.
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