Dragon's Green - Worldquake (Paperback)
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Dragon's Green - Worldquake (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
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IF YOU HAD SECRET MAGICAL POWERS, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather's library has made sure of that. But there's still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the Diberi, a secret organisation with plans to destroy the entire universe. Effie and her school-friends are the only ones who can stop them . . . and time is running out.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782117049
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
The most exciting debut in children's fiction since HARRY POTTER. Immersive, engaging, original; delightful in its details (a bun shop that serves as a portal to Otherworld; a library of Last Editions; a Princess School in which girls are trained to be appealing to dragons); playful, warm and yet thrilling, too -- JOANNE HARRIS
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 * *
This tale of magical education is a cracker . . . has its own distinctive style * * Guardian * *
Superb fantasy ***** * * Sunday 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 * *
Otherworldly . . . 'Getting lost in a book' takes on new meaning * * Mail on Sunday * *
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 * *
Full of surprises . . . Spells. Wands. Portals. A child marked out for greatness . . . Effie and her friends, rugby-mad Wolf and swotty Max, are cooler and funnier than anyone at Hogwarts as they rush around trying to collect magical artefacts. In a plot turning on the theft of a library where the chief villain is a book dealer, the real magic, Thomas insists, lies in literature itself * * Financial Times * *
Will whisk you off on a spectacular adventure * * The Week * *
Deft and stylish . . . Packed with striking images . . . the exciting pace will make this a gleeful companion for many a young teen and upwards * * Literary Review * *
One of the best fantasy books in my lifetime -- Stuart Kelly * * Scotsman * *
In vivid, inviting prose, Thomas deftly evokes an original, intriguing post-technological Earth looming with evil where "books are magic" and memorable misfits become heroes. A compelling new fantasy series with an unlikely heroine, quirky helpers, dragons, portals, witches, and wizards * * Kirkus * *
An enthralling tale, set in a sprawling world that swallowed me whole -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK & STARS
A magical adventure that fizzes and crackles with enchantment. I was absolutely bedazzled -- HILARY McKAY
Lovely fantasy . . . Manages to be both unusual and traditional simultaneously, as well as entirely gripping and beautifully written -- PHILIP WOMACK * * Books for Keeps, Books of the Year 2017 * *
Gorgeous and funny - and a lovely celebration of the magic of books! -- Helen Falconer, author of THE CHANGELING
PRAISE FOR OTHER BOOKS BY SCARLETT THOMAS: Ingenious and original. . . A cracking good yarn fizzing with intelligence -- PHILIP PULLMAN
Entrancing . . . one of the sharpest fantasies I've encountered -- NEIL GAIMAN

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“ A quirky School/ Magic story”

I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of this magical tale. I found the start of the book rather slow. the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange seems to be like a version of Roald Dahl's dark... More

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