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Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor.

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks – and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart – an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests – or she’ll have to leave the city and confront her deadly fate once and for all.

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.

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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Fantasy & Magical Realism (children's

On Sale: 12th October 2017

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9781510104303


Utterly mesmerising from start to finish, Nevermoor is a masterful piece of storytelling, full of wonderful characters and world so rich in magical detail you'll think you've actually stepped into it.
Claire Fayers, author of Accidental Pirates: Voyage to Magical North
'Welcome to your new obsession, Harry Potter fans. This perfectly measured combination of mystery, magic, a loveable heroine and an engrossing plot is one of our favourite children's novels of 2017'
iBooks Review
Jessica Townsend's writing is very satisfying and her pen masterfully creates a magical world which is mostly unique. A demanding, but satisfying, read, but readers will be readers will be rewarded with an absorbing story, with pace, plot and character aplenty.
The Carousel
'A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive'
Katherine Rundell - author of ROOFTOPPERS
A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure [that] will instantly draw you in
S Magazine - Sunday Express
Townsend's debut fully lives up to its hype
YOU magazine
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Books Prize, Younger Fiction Category. Shortlisted for the IBW Book Award, Children's Fiction.
'This magical debut novel is a dazzling and engrossing feat of imagination'
Daily Express
'Written with a wonderful deadpan humour and sharp dialogue, this is a must for the next Harry Potter generation'
Daily Mail
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
The subject of a heated publishers' auction, Townsend's debut fully lives up to the hype
Mail on Sunday
Funny and delightful
The Sunday Times, children’s book of the week
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
Magical 'middle-grade' fiction became the hot ticket, in adventures like Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor
The Guardian
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
Townsend's intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy
Fiona Noble – The Bookseller
Charming, magical and the perfect book to lose yourself in during the Christmas break...
The School Run
The plot is fast-paced, there is a pleasing mix of menace and humour and Morrigan is an appealing, compelling hero, always ready to 'step boldly' into the dangerous and enticing world of Nevermoor.
The School Librarian
Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is more than just a spectacular debut. Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favorite book
Trenton Lee Stewart, author of The Mysterious Benedict Society
I was gripped reading this fantastic, magical adventure.
Mini Travellers