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Summary

The stunning prequel to Abi Elphinstone's mesmerising The Unmapped Chronicles series. Magic, adventure and a whole new world is waiting to be discovered! The perfect series for adventurers aged nine and older and fans of Michelle Harrison, Piers Torday and Jamie Littler. The Unmapped Chronicles will not only leave children entertained, but will also empower them to battle climate change and environmental issues.

Where the map ends, the adventure begins....

It is midnight in Crackledawn—a midnight full of magic. Sea dragons stir in the depths of the ocean, silver whales surface beneath the moon and sand goblins line the shores. Everyone is waiting for the phoenix, the guardian of the kingdom’s magic, to rise up from the forests of Everdark.

But there is no sign of the phoenix tonight. Something else surges up out of Everdark instead: a harpy bent on stealing Crackledawn’s magic.

It is up to an 11-year-old girl called Smudge and a grumpy monkey called Bartholomew to set sail beyond the legendary Northswirl and stop the harpy before it’s too late.

So, grab your compass and roll down your sail—the first adventure in The Unmapped Chronicles is about to begin....

Also by Abi Elphinstone:

The Dreamsnatcher

The Shadow Keeper

The Night Spinner

Sky Song

Rumblestar

Winter Magic (Anthology)

Jungledrop 

The Crackledawn Dragon 

©2020 Abi Elphinstone (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"Imaginative, adventurous and wonderful." (Robin Stevens, author of A Murder Most Unladylike series)  

"The Unmapped Chronicles series is irresistible." (Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe)

"Abi Elphinstone has created a complete world so believably and effortlessly, I can only marvel." (Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild Trilogy)

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Super!

~This audiobook was an amazing listen from start to finish: it leaves
you hanging onto each word. Nicky Diss (the narrator) is so expressive and clear too.

Nothing at all to dislike...FIVE STARS

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Everdark Written By Abi Elphinstone

Everdark is the first book to have been written in The Unmapped Chronicles series.

Abi Elphinstone has a unique way of taking a character like Smudge and Bartholamu, who seem completely hopeless and useless, become two unlikely heroes.

The rising of the Phoenix goes wrong and left with no choice Smudge and Bartholamu have to voyage to the land of the Phoenix, Everdark.

Setting of for an adventure isn’t as straight forward as Smudge thought it would be, but with Bartholamu by her side Smudge feels a surge of self belief that spurs Smudge on to save the four unmapped kingdoms.

I recommend this book for people who love adventures and magical mysteries. Also for those who love unlikely friendships and thinking outside the box.

I give this book 5 stars.

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amazing with a good twist

amazing story 😄 🤣 😂 😆 😄 🤣 😂 😆 😄 🤣 😂 ❤

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Super as always

Just love the characters and the places that are visited. Full of imagination and wonder.