Otherland is a dangerous magical underworld – a place where appearances can be deceiving and anything can happen. A world of gods, vampires, and fairies. It’s also… horrible.
When life-long friends Myra and Rohan discover that Rohan’s baby sister Shilpa has been stolen and taken to Otherland, the only way to rescue her is by taking part in a deadly game – three impossible challenges set by the Fairy Queen of Otherland. Win the game, and Rohan and Myra can go home with Shilpa – but lose, and they’ll be trapped in Otherland forever…
A darkly funny, action-packed fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, Malamander, and The Land of Roar, from the author of the highly-acclaimed Dragon in the Library series.
"When Myra and Rohan discover that Myra's baby sister has been stolen and taken to Otherland, they must take part in a deadly challenge set by the Fairy Queen. I love the sound of this, promising hints of Stranger Things and Pan's Labyrinth." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
"Otherland is a hugely uplifting and fun story... absolutely badass and hilarious." - A.M. Dassu
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Perfect for fans of Land or Roar! Otherwise packs in the giggles and thrills. My class is going to love it!
Fairyland as you've never seen it before! This madcap fantasy adventure feels very different to anything else out there right now. The fairies that steal the child away in this story are unnervingly nihilistic but also really kind of cool which is how the main character Myra feels about them. There's never a dull moment in this book, it's full of wonder and invention and there's a refreshing lack of obvious messaging too. I think kids are going to love it!
I just finished #Otherland by @Louiestowell. Love Mab & the kids, the dialogue was funny but there was real peril at some points! Such an imaginative story, with fairies that acted like I think fairies should. @NosyCrow sent me a proof but this fab #UKMG #fantasy is already out! https://t.co/iCVCZg8XS0