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The Grimmelings

Rachael King



The Grimmelings

A spell-binding fantasy adventure of loyalty, courage and being careful what you wish for…

Ella knows that words are powerful. So she should have known better than to utter a wish and a curse on the same day – the day that Josh Underhill went missing… Who is Gus, the boy with the impish grin, who seems to appear in answer to her wish? And what does the black horse want? Ella soon discovers that her grandmother’s warnings of creatures that dwell in the lake are more than just stories, and she and her pony Magpie are drawn into a dangerous life-saving mission.

Set in New Zealand and imbued with Scottish folklore, this is a future classic not to be missed, for fans of Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Katherine Rundell and Neil Gaiman.

‘A compelling, lovingly-crafted novel about magic, liminal spaces, language and folkloric fusion’ David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas

‘The best book I’ve read this year’ Bren MacDibble

‘this genuinely is a future classic.’ Zana Fraillon, author of The Bone Sparrow

‘A tense tale of animal companionship, wild magic, and the majesty and awe nature inspires.’ Sydney Morning Herald