THERE IS MAGIC BEYOND THE REALWORLD . . . When Effie and Maximilian both mysteriously vanish, friends Raven, Lexy and Wolf don't know where to turn for help. Effie is in deep danger and she's running out of time. To make things worse, Raven's mother is caught up in a plot with the ruthless billionaire Albion Freake, who will stop at nothing to become invincible. Can the school-friends save Effie and Maximilian and stop Albion Freake's deadly plan, before it's too late?
A quest to create a magical book is at the centre of this thought-provoking fantasy novel . . . Wonderfully bibliophilic * * Financial Times * * Fascinating characters, a dramatic denouement, and an intriguing books-and-libraries subtext contribute to the success of this second book of the Worldquake series. A rich, original, and imaginative sequel for fantasy fans * * Kirkus Reviews * * PRAISE FOR THE WORLDQUAKE SEQUENCE: The most exciting debut in children's fiction since HARRY POTTER -- JOANNE HARRIS This tale of magical education is a cracker . . . has its own distinctive style * * Guardian * * Otherworldly . . . 'Getting lost in a book' takes on new meaning * * Mail on Sunday * * Will whisk you off on a spectacular adventure * * The Week * * An entrancing novel that stands on its prose . . . set in a dystopian future after a massive quake has annihilated modern technology . . . She is far too inventive a writer ever to let us feel we've been here before * * Daily Telegraph * * Superb fantasy ***** * * Sunday Telegraph * * In this children's debut from adult fantasy writer Thomas, a young girl inherits a magical library and discovers you can - quite literally - become lost in a book . . . The first book in the Worldquake Sequence augurs well for what is to follow * * Sunday Post * * Lively, inventive, phrase-making fantasy . . . revels in evocative spells, names and descriptions of quaint shops, fabulous food and delicious interiors . . . has something of J.K. Rowling's capacity to delight * * Sunday Times * *