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Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas


Scarlett Thomas

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 4 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781782119333

The third in the thrilling Worldquake sequence, packed with adventuring, a magical library, Midwinter spells and missing cats. With a magical glow-in-the-dark cover

4 stars out of 5
Suzi Feay
10 May 2019

"makes strenuous demands of young reader [but] with jokes"

In this third episode of the “Worldquake” series, the plot is getting so thick that it’s nigh-impossible to summarise. Effie Truelove and her magical friends must each discover their “kharacter, art and shade”; whether they will be explorer, witch, scholar and so forth... With references from Nietzsche to Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Scarlett Thomas makes strenuous demands of young readers. Magic and a school for outsiders might seem to point Potter-wards, but the serious ethical conundrums posed make this fantasy world more like a de-Christianised Narnia. With jokes.