Guardians of Magic

Chris Riddell author


Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Published:17th Sep '20


Available for immediate dispatch.

Guardians of Magic cover

Bestselling author/illustrator Chris Riddell welcomes you into a magical world in Guardians of Magic, the first title in a stunning adventure series featuring the mysterious flying cloud horses.

Beloved author and illustrator Chris Riddell welcomes you to the magical world of Guardians of Magic and their mysterious, flying cloud horses – the first in a beautifully-illustrated adventure series.

Guardians of Magic is an exciting, magical adventure from the Costa Award-winning creator of Goth Girl and Ottoline, Chris Riddell. This fantastic quest is fully illustrated in black and white in Chris's trademark intricate style.

Meet the Guardians of Magic: Zam, Phoebe and Bathsheba, three children who don’t yet know how powerful they are . . .

In a place where fairy tales don’t behave, and magic brings danger, enemies of magic are working together to destroy it. Unless the three brave Guardians fight back and believe in the impossible, soon magic and the mysterious cloud horses will be gone . . .

The Cloud Horse Chronicles continue in Tiggy Thistle and the Lost Guardians.

Riddell delights in playing with fairy tales, and his imaginative characters and stories of the weak triumphing over the powerful will tickle young readers. * Literary Review *
Any new book by the magnificent Chris Riddell is a huge cause for celebration and Guardians of Magic is certainly no exception. An exquisitely produced book, lavishly illustrated of course, leaves the reader in no doubt about the treat that awaits them . . . This story is simply a delight. Highly recommended! * Readingzone *
A soaring tale of enchantment and adventure with truly magical illustrations. A new book by Chris Riddell is something to celebrate, especially one that gives his unique imagination free rein, as this does * LoveReading4Kids *
An absorbing, original and supremely entertaining read * BookTrust *
Riddell’s characteristic wit and humour shine through * Woman and Home *
Inventive and witty. Rich with fairytale allusions, this should delight both kids and adults * Woman's Weekly *
Exhilarating and original, this marks the beginning of an intriguing new fantasy trilogy * Children’s Books Ireland *
Giants, tin men, rats, a wicked clockmaker, a Professional Princess, a Worpal sword, enchanted cello and a runcible spoon. All these and many more characters and items, evil, magical, good and bad inhabit the pages of Guardians of Magic by Chris Riddell...This exciting, gloriously magical story will have readers aged nine or so riveted from the first page to the last, pages which are peppered throughout with black and white illustrations. The excellent news is that Guardians of Magic is the first book in the Cloud Horse Chronicles series. I look forward to it * Newbury Today and Newbury Weekly News *

ISBN: 9781447277989

Dimensions: 197mm x 153mm x 27mm

Weight: 365g

336 pages