by James Nicol - £6.99 Chicken House Ltd (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781910655153 | ISBN 10: 1910655155
Arianwyn has fluffed her witch’s assessment.
Awarded the dull bronze disc of an apprentice – to the glee of her arch-rival, mean girl Gimma – she’s sent to protect the remote, dreary town of Lull. But her new life is far from boring. Turns out Gimma is the pompous mayor’s favourite niece – and worse, she opens a magical rift in the nearby forest. As Arianwyn struggles with her spells, a mysterious darkness begins to haunt her – and it’s soon clear there’s much more than her pride at stake...
An enchanting read, perfect for fans of Diana Wynne Jones or The Worst Witch.
(Price & availability last checked: September 2016)
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