Author(s): Scarlett Thomas
Effie and her gifted friends--Raven, Maximillian, Lexy, and Wolf--embark on another adventure to save the world from the evil Diberi. The second book in the magical Worldquake series, that's "tailor-made for Harry Potter's fans" (Kirkus Reviews), will leave you utterly entranced.
Effie Truelove has just been expelled from magic class and now she can't even get back to the Otherworld--the place she most loves and where she feels she belongs. If she can find a copy of The Chosen Ones by Laurel Wilde to give her father then she might be able to fix everything.
The only problem is that there are suddenly no copies of the book anywhere, because Albion Freake, the richest man in the world, is paying for them to be destroyed so that he can own the single-volume limited edition that publisher Skylurian Midzhar is making for him.
Raven Wilde's witch's intuition tells her there's something suspicious about Skykurian's plan, but she's not sure what it is.
And Maximilian has somehow managed to go missing deep in Napoleonic Europe.
Will the five friends from Dragon's Green--Effie, Raven, Maximilian, Lexy, and Wolf--be able to combine their skills again to save the world from the Diberi? And can they get away from Terrence Deer-Hart, the children's author who seems a bit too interested in Effie's life?
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 series 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.
The Chosen Ones is the second volume in the Worldquake Sequence.