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

Dragon's Green - Worldquake (Paperback)

1 Review Sign in to write a review
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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

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

You may also be interested in...

Added to basket
The Magic Faraway Tree
Added to basket
House of Secrets
Added to basket
Added to basket
Death Bringer
Added to basket
The Horse and His Boy
Added to basket
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Added to basket
Added to basket
Last Stand of Dead Men
Added to basket
The Magic Faraway Tree Collection
Added to basket


View all

“ 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

Hardback edition
6 similar books recommended
21st March 2017
Helpful? Upvote 17

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.