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A dark, gothic adventure set in the Bavarian forest, with angels and owls and magic and a boy who isn’t all that he seems to be…

Fledgling

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"The wind catches the window, throwing it open and the storm fills my room. Something whistles past my ear and lands with a gentle thud on the bed. I slam my window closed, my hands shaking. Turning back to my bed I see what looks like a bird of prey lying in a sodden, trembling heap on my eiderdown. I examine it, gently lifting its wings, turning it over. My heart stops. It can’t be. I tap a message to Raphael again. Please come. I need you."

A cherub is blown into Cassie Engel’s bedroom during a thunderstorm, triggering a series of terrifying events. Cassie must discover if its arrival was an accident or part of something more sinister. With a self-obsessed opera singer for a mother, a strange taxidermist father, and a best friend who isn’t quite what he seems, Cassie is forced to unearth the secrets of her family’s past. As the dark forces gather around them, can Cassie protect all that she holds dear?

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Author

Lucy Hope

Lucy Hope was born and raised in North Wales. After jobs ranging from managing telecoms products to working in schools, she did a master’s
degree in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa university. Fledgling is her first novel.

Book Details

Publisher Nosy Crow
Genre Fantasy and Magic
Released on 04/11/21
Pages 272
ISBN 9781839941887
Price £7.99

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