Publication Date: 02/04/2020 ISBN: 9781782119357 Category:

Galloglass

Scarlett Thomas

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 02/04/2020 ISBN: 9781782119357 Category:
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£7.99

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Description

EVERYTHING IS MADE OF MAGIC . . .

Effie Truelove and friends Lexy, Wolf, Maximilian and Raven must use their magical skills to defeat the Diberi, a corrupt organisation intent on destroying the worlds at Midwinter. But during a visit to the Otherworld, Effie is mistaken and imprisoned for being a galloglass – a dangerous, selfish islander.

Can Effie and her friends reunite before total destruction is wreaked upon the universe?

Publisher Review

Another dazzling exploration of fictionality in the Worldquake series, where juvenile characters can fall unexpectedly into other fantasy texts . . . Clever jokes and philosophical conundrums abound * * Financial Times * * PRAISE FOR THE WORLDQUAKE SEQUENCE: The most exciting debut in children's fiction since HARRY POTTER -- JOANNE HARRIS This tale of magical education is a cracker . . . has its own distinctive style * * Guardian * * Otherworldly . . . 'Getting lost in a book' takes on new meaning * * Mail on Sunday * * A quest to create a magical book is at the centre of this thought-provoking fantasy novel . . . Wonderfully bibliophilic * * Financial Times * * Will whisk you off on a spectacular adventure * * The Week * * An entrancing novel that stands on its prose . . . set in a dystopian future after a massive quake has annihilated modern technology . . . She is far too inventive a writer ever to let us feel we've been here before * * Daily Telegraph * * Lively, inventive, phrase-making fantasy . . . revels in evocative spells, names and descriptions of quaint shops, fabulous food and delicious interiors . . . has something of J.K. Rowling's capacity to delight * * Sunday Times * * Superb fantasy ***** * * Sunday Telegraph * * In this children's debut from adult fantasy writer Thomas, a young girl inherits a magical library and discovers you can - quite literally - become lost in a book . . . The first book in the Worldquake Sequence augurs well for what is to follow * * Sunday Post * *

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