Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 (Paperback)Jessica Townsend (author)
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Younger Fiction Category Winner, Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's series of the year.
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.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
'Funny and delightful' - The Sunday Times, children's book of the week
'The subject of a heated publishers' auction, Townsend's debut fully lives up the hype.' - Mail on Sunday
'This magical debut novel is a dazzling and engrossing feat of imagination' - Daily Express
'Written with a wonderful deadpan humour and sharp dialogue, this is a must for the next Harry Potter generation' - Daily Mail
'Welcome to your new obsession, Harry Potter fans. This perfectly measured combination of mystery, magic, a loveable heroine and an engrossing plot is one of our favourite children's novels of 2017' - iBooks Review
'A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure [that] will instantly draw you in-* S Magazine - Sunday Express
'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
'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
'Charming, magical and the perfect book to lose yourself in during the Christmas break...' - The School Run
'The plot is fast-paced, there is a pleasing mix of menace and humour and Morrigan is an appealing, compelling hero, always ready to 'step boldly' into the dangerous and enticing world of Nevermoor.' - The School Librarian
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