The Marvellers by by Dhonielle Clayton - Extract

‘The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world’ – Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series.
Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute for Magical and Uncanny Endeavors. At this magical school in the clouds Ella discovers that being the first isn’t easy, but she finds friendship in fellow misfits Brigit, a girl who hates magic, and Jason, a boy with a fondness for magical creatures.
But when the notorious Ace of Anarchy escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror’s aid, and Ella finds herself as the prime suspect. And worse, her favourite teacher mysteriously disappears. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family’s name and track down her mentor before it’s too late.
The Marvellers is the first installment in a major new fantasy adventure series for children, and the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Middle Grade debut from Dhonielle Clayton. Featuring a Black protagonist and a diverse cast of characters, this is an immersive fantasy adventure with magic, friendship, family and inclusivity at its heart. The perfect next read for fans of AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS and SKANDAR AND THE UNICORN THIEF!

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