Dragon's Green (Worldquake #1 PB)
IF YOU HAD SECRET MAGICAL POWERS, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?
After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather's library has made sure of that. But there's still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the Diberi, a secret organisation with plans to destroy the entire universe.
Effie and her school-friends are the only ones who can stop them . . . and time is running out.
The most exciting debut in children's fiction since HARRY POTTER. Immersive, engaging, original; delightful in its details (a bun shop that serves as a portal to Otherworld; a library of Last Editions; a Princess School in which girls are trained to be appealing to dragons); playful, warm and yet thrilling, too -- JOANNE HARRIS
A magical adventure that fizzes and crackles with enchantment. I was absolutely bedazzled -- HILARY McKAY
An enthralling tale, set in a sprawling world that swallowed me whole -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK & STARS
Gorgeous and funny - and a lovely celebration of the magic of books! -- Helen Falconer, author of THE CHANGELING
PRAISE FOR OTHER BOOKS BY SCARLETT THOMAS: Ingenious and original... A cracking good yarn fizzing with intelligence -- PHILIP PULLMAN Entrancing ... one of the sharpest fantasies I've encountered -- NEIL GAIMAN
Scarlett Thomas has always loved stories, magic and mysterious places. She tried (and failed) to write her first novel when she was six. Since then she has successfully written lots of novels, but this is her first one for children. She lives near the sea in an old house full of books, and is a professor in the English department of the University of Kent.
Dragon's Green is the first volume in the Worldquake Sequence.