Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 - Nevermoor (Hardback)Jessica Townsend (author)
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Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's debut of the year.
Featuring a 'hidden' illustration beneath the stunning cover, both sprinkled with gold, this is the perfect gift for all adventurous young readers.
The journalists arrived before the coffin did. They gathered at the gate overnnight and by dawn they were a crowd. By nine o'clock they were a swarm.
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day of the year, 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 to the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter wants 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 - otherwise she'll have to leave 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.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 223 x 165 x 34 mm
"Detailed, inventive world-building, a strong heroine and a rousing refrain all make for a splendidly involving read" - The Guardian
"This supremely entertaining adventure deserves the attention. Fans of [Harry Potter] will find much to love here, but Nevermoor has its own charm in spades." - The Observer
"The gloriously feisty Morrigan should inherit the ardour of Potter fans." - 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
"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
"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
"A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive." - Katherine Rundell - author of Rooftoppers
"Townsend's debut fully lives up to its hype." - YOU magazine
"Townsend's intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
"The subject of a heated publishers' auction, Townsend's debut fully lives up the hype." - Mail on Sunday
"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
"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
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