Frances Hardinge


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Macmillan Children's Books
1 September 2022
ISBN: 9781509836970
496 pages

From the publisher


"This multilayered, humane and brilliant YA fantasy is the Costa-winning Hardinge’s best yet.” The Guardian

Gothic and twisty and witty and gripping . . . I loved it" Katherine Rundell

A gloriously creepy, intricate masterpiece.Adrian Tchaikovsky

Unraveller is a spell-binding fantasy from the Costa-award winning author of The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge.

In a world where anyone can cast a life-destroying curse, only one person has the power to unravel them.

Kellen does not fully understand his unique gift, but helps those who are cursed, like his friend Nettle who was trapped in the body of a bird for years. She is now Kellen's constant companion and his closest ally.

But the Unraveller carries a curse himself and, unless he and Nettle can remove it, Kellen is a danger to everything – and everyone – around him . . .

"This detailed, thoughtful, original read is not one to rush, but to savour.” Sunday Times

"Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now." Patrick Ness, author of the Chaos Walking trilogy