Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

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Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is 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 Eventide.

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 into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It's there that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen 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. Except for Morrigan, who doesn't seem to have any special talent at all.

To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests - or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.

Winner Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018

Winner Book of the Year for Younger Children, Australian Book Industry

Awards 2018

Winner The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, Australian

Book Industry Awards 2018

Winner Book of the Year, Indie Book Awards 2018

Winner Children's Category, Indie Book Awards 2018

Winner Booksellers' Choice Award, ABA Awards 2018

Winner Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2017

Winner Younger Fiction, Waterstones Children's Book Prize (UK) 2018

Shortlisted The Readings Children's Book Prize 2018

A CBCA Notable book

Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow:

'Unexpected, exciting and funny. Like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Doctor Who swirled up together.' - Judith Rossell, ABIA Award-winning author of Withering-by-Sea

'Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful, grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favourite book.' - Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers

'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

  • Pub date: 10.10.17
  • RRP: $19.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback

Author

Jessica Townsend

Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Her pet fascinations include public transport, ancient cities, hotels, opera singers, Halloween, secret societies and gigantic cats - all of which have weaselled their way into Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, her award-winning first novel released in 2017. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, the second book in this record-breaking series, will be released in 2018.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was the biggest-selling Australian children's debut since records began. It has won the 2018 ABIA for Book of the Year, Book of the Year for Younger Readers and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year; the 2018 Indie Book Awards Book of the Year and Children's Category; the 2017 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction; the 2018 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Younger Fiction and was named a CBCA notable book.

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