Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, helped bring down the nefarious Ghastly Market, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919.
Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts of the Accomplished Wundersmith, and control the power that threatens to consume her. But a strange and frightening illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning infected Wunimals into mindless, vicious unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. And with the city she loves in a state of fear, Morrigan quickly realises it's up to her to find a cure for the Hollowpox, even if it will put her - and everyone in Nevermoor - in more danger than she ever imagined.
Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow:
Winner Dymocks Book of the Year 2018 Winner QBD Children's Book of the Year 2018 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 Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award, Australian Booksellers Association Awards 2018 Winner Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2017 Winner Younger Fiction, Waterstones Children's Book Prize (UK) 2018 Winner Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, Cybils Award 2018 Shortlisted The Readings Children's Book Prize 2018 A CBCA Notable book Voted #1 in the Dymocks Kids' Top 51
'Enter the world of Nevermoor and its fantastical inhabitants, and be utterly enchanted' - Courier-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
'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 'It really is brilliant, with an engaging plot, plenty of twists, memorable characters and a marvellous sense of humour. Pick it up and the hours disappear, just like magic.' - Daily Telegraph
Townsend's world is both whimsical and familiar, her characters magical but relatable, and it's all cut through with a wickedly infectious sense of humour. Inventive, thoughtful, and an outrageous amount of fun - The AU Review on Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
big on imagination . . . Ideal fodder for kids who've read every Rowling book in sight. - Sydney Morning Herald on Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
The Trials of Morrigan Crow throws the reader headfirst into the quirky, "like-nowhere-you've-ever-been-before" world of Nevermoor. - Sunday Telegraph on Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Fearsome, funny and original, it's requisite reading for fantasy lovers of all ages. - Libby Hathorn, CBCA Award-winning author of Thunderwith on Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow