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The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

Jaclyn Moriarty


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PUBLISHED: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9781760297183
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  • Hardcover
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PUBLISHED: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9781760297183

Publisher Description

SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 2019

I was taken by Whisperers at 2pm, so I never pulled the lever for the laundry chute. That's what bothered me most. This is way ahead in the story, though. A lot happened before that.

The town of Spindrift is frequented by pirates, Shadow Mages and charlatans. It's also home to the Orphanage School, where Finlay lives with Glim, Taya and Eli. Just outside town is the painfully posh Brathelthwaite Boarding School, home to Honey Bee, Hamish and Victor, Duke of Ainsley. When the two schools compete at the Spindrift Tournament, stakes are high, tensions are higher, and some people are out to win at any cost. Before long, the orphans and the boarding school are in an all-out war.

And then Whispering Wars break out, and Spindrift is thrust onto the front lines. Children are being stolen, Witches, Sirens and a deadly magical flu invade the town, and all attempts to fight back are met with defeat.

Finlay, Honey Bee and their friends must join forces to outwit the encroaching forces of darkness, rescue the stolen children, and turn the tide of the war. But how can one bickering troupe outwit the insidious power of the Whisperers? And who are the two mysterious figures watching them from the shadows?

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

Author Biography

Jaclyn Moriarty is well-known as the prize-winning, bestselling author of novels for young adults (and sometimes for slightly older adults). A former media and entertainment lawyer, Jaclyn's books include the Ashbury-Brookfield series and the Colours of Madeleine trilogy. The first two books in that trilogy were both awarded the NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Queensland Literary Award. Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, lived in the US, the UK and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone was shortlisted for the Readings Children's Prize, the Aurealis Award and longlisted for the CBC Book of the Year awards and was the first she has written for younger readers.

Prizes

Winner of Best Book for Younger Readers 2019 (Australia)
Short-listed for Best Children's Fiction 2018 (Australia)
Short-listed for Aurealis Awards 2019 (Australia)

Product Details

Author
Jaclyn Moriarty
Audience Age
10-14
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1760297186
ISBN-13
9781760297183
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2018-10-24
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
528
Language
English
Audience
Children/Juvenile