Molly Drummond is cursed; whenever a dog barks, she turns into a hare—which can make life quite dangerous.... So she does the sensible thing and attends a curse-lifting workshop, run by a local witch. There she meets other cursed creatures—Innes, a kelpie; Beth, a dryad; Atacama, a sphinx; and a toad. But should they work together to lift their various curses? Or are they better off on their own? And will the crow-man, who draws on the energy of curses, destroy their chances to live a normal life?
The Beginner’s Guide to Curses is by the author of the bestselling Fabled Beasts Chronicles series. It is the dramatic first installment in the brand new, long-awaited Spellchasers trilogy. Lari Don has once again created a world of brilliant magic, dark danger, and sparkling friendship which will enchant children of upper primary age.
The Beginner’s Guide to Curses is to be followed in spring 2017 by The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away (book 2) and The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat (book 3) in autumn 2017.
(Ages 9 - 12)