The Beginner’s Guide to Curses: Spellchasers
By (author) Lari Don
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? By the author of the bestselling Fabled Beasts Chronicles series, this 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 will 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. Publication will be supported by a major marketing and promotion campaign with Lari, across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and occasional storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of the four Fabled Beasts Chronicles novels, Rocking Horse War, and the award-winning Mind Blind for young teens. She also writes picture books, including The Tale of Tam Linn and The Secret of the Kelpie.