Morrigan Crow is cursed.
Born on an unlucky day, she is 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 Eventide.
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 to a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to pass four difficult and dangerous trials – or she’ll have to leave the city and confront her deadly fate.
PRAISE FOR NEVERMOOR: THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW
‘Fearsome and funny and original, it’s requisite reading for fantasy lovers of all ages’ Libby Hathorn
‘Townsend’s intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy’ The Bookseller
‘An extraordinary story full of magics great and small, from the Hotel Deucalion to the Magnificat … Townsend has created a book of wunders. In Morrigan Crow I’ve found a heroine I’m willing to step boldly after, and follow her wherever her adventure takes her next’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave
‘unexpected, exciting and funny’ Judith Rossell
‘a compulsively readable romp that fans of ‘Harry Potter’, Terry Pratchett or Studio Ghibli will gobble up’ Books + Publishing
‘Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined … destined to be many a reader’s favourite book’ Trenton Lee Stewart
AWARDS FOR NEVERMOOR: THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW
Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018
Dymocks Book of the Year 2018
QBD Children’s Book of the Year 2018
Book of the Year for Younger Children, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018
The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018
Book of the Year, Indie Book Awards 2018
Children’s Category, Indie Book Awards 2018
Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award, Australian Booksellers Association Awards 2018
Best Children’s Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2017
Younger Fiction, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (UK) 2018
Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, Cybils Award 2018
West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, Younger Readers, 2019
South Australian Premier’s Award, 2020
Adelaide Festival Children’s Literature Award, 2020
A CBCA Notable book
Voted #1 in the Dymocks Kids’ Top 51
Shortlisted for The Readings Children’s Book Prize 2018
Title: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow: Nevermoor 1
Author: Townsend, Jessica
Publication date: 01/11/2023
Publisher: Hachette Australia