The Threads of Magic
Middle Grade Fantasy
An atmospheric and riveting fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Cornelia Funke. Alison Croggon conjures a rich, immersive world with brilliant and memorable characters in this captivating story of loyalty, courage and friendship.
Out in the UK and Australian in March 2020.
“Vivid, compelling, utterly, utterly magical.” Read and Reviewed
Alison Croggon is an award-winning novelist, poet, theatre writer, critic and editor who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been published to acclaimm nationally and internationally. She is the author of the epic fantasy quintet The Books of Pellinor, which have sold more than 500,000 books worldwide. On this site you can find details on all her books – fantasy, science fiction, poetry, theatre texts and critical essays.
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Alison Croggon best-selling fantasy quintet.
“Croggon’s humbly exquisite prose weaves splendor into everything, from spells of magery and the frightening, otherworldly realm that the protagonists must tread to the regular World’s aesthetic beauty and human emotion (grief, shame, terror, trauma)…Magnificent yet intimate, dark yet tender.” – Kirkus Reviews
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“There is no question that Croggon is among the best critics this country has produced, and there is not a review here that doesn’t attest to her precision of thought and expression.” – Australian Book Review
As every reader knows in their heart, there is much more to truth than mere fact.