The Dark Quest of Countess X

Author(s): L. P. Hansen

NZ Senior Fiction

Calling herself Countess X, one of Europe’s richest billionaires invites the world’s youth to take up a modern-day Quest. Will they help her to challenge a colossal abuse of human rights? Teenagers submitting the most effective suggestions will be welcomed at her European residence to present their plans. But these submissions must be their own work. More than forty young people converge on the château to share their plans and meet with wealthy philanthropists and others prepared to put the plans into practice. Tensions accelerate as cheats are expelled, hostilities revealed and romances bloom. Then the pace of the Quest quickens – changing the participants forever.


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This is a terrific read, delightful not just for young adults but for the older adults in their lives. It gives a bigger picture of how we humans can – as historically proven – live equably together. The Quest to find the world's missing women and girls offers challenges – and then hope.” Michele A’Court, writer, social commentator, comedian.

“I'm very excited about this book which makes urgent issues real and accessible while leaving young readers feeling empowered.A captivating read on a challenging topic.  I’m hooked!” Eleanor Parkes, Director, Child Alert (ECPAT) NZ.

LP Hansen is a New Zealand based author of young adult and youth fiction

General Fields

  • : 9780473559267
  • : Onepoto Press
  • : Onepoto Press
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : L. P. Hansen
  • : Paperback
  • : 274