Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Special Edition) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Nevermoor series.

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Morrigan Crow has the misfortune to be born on Eventide, the unluckiest day of the year, and is therefore destined to die on her 11th birthday. Shortly before that day, a mysterious man named Jupiter spirits her away to Nevermoor, a fantasy version of London. The only way Morrigan can remain in Nevermoor is to gain entrance to the Wondrous Society by passing several challenging tests. This is a fabulous debut novel for grades 4 and up that's full of wonderful world building and characters you immediately consider friends. I cannot wait to read more!

— Cathy


A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's 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 her eleventh birthday.

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 then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each with an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. 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.

Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.

"A Harry Potter-esque adventure." -- Time Magazine

About the Author

Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, but has lived on and off in London for a few years. She was a copywriter for eight years, and in a previous role, was the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316460446
ISBN-10: 0316460443
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 14th, 2020
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Nevermoor