’Superb fantasy . . . ★★★★★’ Daily Telegraph
‘Grips the reader from the very first page’ Express
Some people think opening a book is a simple thing. It's not.
Most people don't realise that you can get truly lost in a book. You can.
Effie Truelove is a new pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange, with its twisted grey spires and an English teacher so frightening she gives the class nightmares.
When her beloved grandfather is brutally attacked, Effie promises to look after his magical books. But then shady book-collector Leonard Levar gets his hands on them and Effie has to embark on the most dangerous adventure of her life . . .
Effie must travel to the mysterious Otherworld, unlock the hidden meaning of an old book called Dragon's Green, and brave the terrifying Diberi, a secret organisation with plans that could destroy the entire universe.
But Effie can't face the Diberi alone. Can her new school-friends Maximilian, Wolf, Lexy and Raven combine their gifts and discover their true powers in time?
‘Has something of J.K. Rowling's capacity to delight’ Sunday Times
'An entrancing novel’ Sunday Telegraph
‘The most exciting debut in children's fiction since Harry Potter. Immersive, engaging, original’
‘An enthralling tale, set in a sprawling world that swallowed me whole’
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
‘A magical adventure that fizzes and crackles with enchantment. I was absolutely bedazzled’