The Fearless Travellers’ Guide To Wicked Places
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Twelve-year-old Nell Perkins knows there is magic at work that she can’t yet understand. Her mother has been taken by witches and turned into a bird. Nell must journey to get her mother back, even if it takes her deep into the Wicked Places — the frightening realm where Nightmares reside. There she must break the spell and stop the witches from turning our world into a living nightmare.
The Fearless Travellers’ Guide to Wicked Places transports readers to an intimately familiar yet completely original world – the world of dreams and nightmares. This surreal and unexpected land is presented in a way never seen before. Dreamlands is at turns beautiful, terrifying and comic. As richly and complex as the fantasy world is, the book is rooted in an emotional story about a seemingly quiet and timid daughter who has to become the protector of her brothers and a fearless mother.
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March 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daughter’s quest to save her mother from a dangerous fairy world | Nell Perkins has a special gift, or curse: when she looks at people, she can see things that others can’t, often frightening things. She knows what’s happened to the women who have disappeared from her town, she’s seen them snatched up into the strange cloud that hovers overhead. But no-one will believe her. When her own mother is taken, and turned into a bird, Nell sets out with her little brothers to save not just her own, but all those mothers spirited away. With the mysterious Badger as her guide Nell journeys to the Wicked Places to confront the Dark Daughters. Conjuring up magical worlds that are both familiar and strange, Peter Begler spins an enthralling fantasy adventure with a likeable, complex and appealing central character.
Recommended for fans of the greats of children’s fantasy such as Diana Wynne Jones, Susan Cooper and Angie Sage. ~ Andrea Reece