A spell-binding tale of magic, monsters and mystery, set in an enchanted boarding school. Full of suspense and exquisitely written, this is middle-grade fantasy at its best - and most original - for fans of Nevermoor.
Twelve-year-old Autumn is a beastkeeper at Inglenook School for Magicians, which she secretly dreams of attending as a student. Instead, she must care for Inglenook's menagerie of dangerous creatures so the king's future monster hunters can study them. But when she isn't mucking out the griffin stalls, Autumn searches for clues about her twin brother's mysterious disappearance. Everyone else thinks that he was devoured by the terrifying Hollow Dragon, but Autumn isn't so sure.
Enter Cai Morrigan, the famous young magician prophesied to one day destroy the Hollow Dragon. When Cai comes to Autumn with a secret problem, Autumn agrees to help on one condition: that the 'Chosen One' join her quest to find her brother. Together they uncover the dark truth that lies at the heart of Inglenook School - because every school has its secrets…
'This book has everything I love about fantasy, tied together with gorgeous writing, vivid visuals and a gutsy, down-to-earth heroine.' Amelia Mellor, author of The Grandest Bookshop in the World
Heather Fawcett is the author of the middle grade novels Ember and the Ice Dragons and The Language of Ghosts, as well as the young adult series Even the Darkest Stars. She has a master's degree in English literature and has worked as an archaeologist, photographer, technical writer, and backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theatre festival. She lives on Vancouver Island, Canada. Visit Heather online at www.heatherfawcettbooks.com.
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
8 - 12
Children's, Teenage & educational