A Far Away Magic (Paperback)Amy Wilson (author)
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When Angel moves to a new school after the death of her parents, she isn't interested in making friends. Until she meets Bavar - a strange boy, tall, awkward and desperate to remain unseen, but who seems to have a kind of magic about him. Everyone and everything within Bavar's enchanted house is urging him to step up and protect the world from a magical rift through which monsters are travelling, the same monsters that killed Angel's parents.
But Bavar doesn't want to follow the path that's been chosen for him - he wants to be normal; to disappear. Fighting one another as well as their fears, Angel and Bavar must find a way to repair the rift between the worlds, and themselves, before it's too late . . .
Praise for A Girl Called Owl
'A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart' - Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher
'This debut is a sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery' - Daily Mail
'A winter treat full of frosty magic' - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
'A perfect read for those who love wintery magic and a strong female character proving her place in the world.' Booktrust
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm
[W]onderfully well-rounded characters and emotional intensity . . . allied with truly gorgeous magic and a sense of wonder . . . Highly, highly recommended! -- Stephanie Burgiss, author of The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart
A mesmerising and compelling story which seamlessly binds reality and fantasy * Parents in Touch *
[M]agical and gripping . . . Amy Wilson's writing is lyrical and deep with meaning. -- Louise Nettleton, bookmurmuration.wordpress.com
Wilson is such an exciting author . . .her stories blend the real and the fantastical with seamless fluency, and her writing has a stunning lyrical and emotional quality which brings extra depth and resonance to the action. * Lancashire Evening Post *
I was totally spellbound by this unique and bewitching adventure which held me tightly in its grip till the very last page. Amy seamlessly weaves together the contemporary and magical worlds -- bookloverjo.wordpress.com
Harnesses spiritual and mystical elements and roots them in adolescent reality * Daily Mail *
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a . . . read filled with magic. It will transport you into an autumnal wonderland. * Yorkshire Post *
Beautifully written, filled with magic, love and grief, this is a powerful novel with wonderful characters - I was left feeling a little of the magic had stayed behind with me. -- Shelley Fallows, storymakers.blog
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