Bookworm II: The Very Ugly Duckling–Available Now!

3 Jan

Not every ugly duckling becomes a swan …

In the wake of the disastrous attack on the Golden City, Lady Light Spinner has become Grand Sorceress and Elaine, the Bookworm, has been settling into her positions as Head Librarian and Privy Councillor. But any hope of vanishing into her books is negated when a new magician of staggering power appears in the city, a magician whose powers seem to defy the known laws of magic.

Johan is a Powerless, a person born to a magical family yet lacking powers of his own. His dreams of a better life are curbed by his family, who see him as a cripple at best and a burden at worst. But when a political protest goes horrifically wrong, Johan discovers that his true powers have merely been buried, waiting for their chance to explode into the world. As he comes to grips with his newfound powers, he realises that he finally has a chance to realise his ambitions …

… But for the Golden City, reeling after the devastation six months ago, his power may be the greatest threat the city has ever seen. Elaine must unlock the mystery behind his powers before the political factions can kill him … or use him to unleash a nightmare.

Returning to well-loved characters and introducing new ones, The Very Ugly Duckling explores power – and the effect it has on the human mind.

Download a Free Sample, then purchase the full version from the links here!


11 Responses to “Bookworm II: The Very Ugly Duckling–Available Now!”

  1. Daniel Silver January 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Great sequel. I liked it just as much as the first. Left a review on Amazon.

    • chrishanger January 6, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

      Thank you!


      Sent from my iPad


  2. Pete Mack January 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    I like the book. One editorial comment: people (and especially women) “scowl” a bit too much in your books. It’s noticeable in Bookworm and in Royal Sorceress series (both of which I otherwise like very much.)

    • Pete Mack January 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      Also: mad props for Wind in the Willows reference. My uncle–a sailing fanatic–has the “messing about in boats” quote framed on his wall.

  3. Carolyn Day January 17, 2015 at 2:36 am #

    I have to say I absolutely inhaled your ‘Schooled in Magic’ series (just read book 5) and before that ‘Bookworm’ one and two. Trying not to be pushy, but will there be a Bookworm book 3?

  4. Carolyn Day January 17, 2015 at 2:37 am #

    Oh and did give a review on Amazon

    • Carolyn Day January 18, 2015 at 1:33 am #

      Thank you all. It is so nice to have something to look forward to …

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