I didn’t think the second Morrigan Crow Book could be as good as the first, but this one surpassed all expectations. Morrigan is a three dimensional character with good and not-so-good in her. Eminently relatable and great fun! Her friendship with Hawthorne is realistic and the pace of the book is fast moving. Altogether a great break from reality!
I didn't think that the second book could be better than the first one but I was wrong. I loved it. It sends the reader through a roller-coaster of emotions. It is fast-paced and complex - just like life. I highly recommend this for all age groups.
Morrigan Crow has passed the dangerous trials and has now joined the mystical Wundrous Society. She and eight others: Archan, Anah, Cadence, Francis, Hawthorne, Lambeth, Mahir and Thaddea form Unit 919. But while this may be the end of one journey, another far more dangerous journey is just beginning. Nevermoor has many secrets and, as Morrigan is learning, not all magic is used for good.
The members of Unit 919 each have tailored classes, each of them has an exciting learning journey mapped out. Except for Morrigan. For a while, Morrigan has just one class and her teacher is focussed solely on how bad Wundersmiths are. Morrigan’s patron, Jupiter North, tries to get the Elders to change Morrigan’s classes with limited success. Things are not helped at all when Morrigan’s class is blackmailed: class unity is threatened and if it is broken, then all will fail. Morrigan is being blamed by many, and all are unsettled. Morrigan would love to get more advice from Jupiter North, but a series of unfortunate disappearances have Jupiter away frequently. What is happening in Nevermoor?
What can Morrigan do? Who is blackmailing Unit 919 and why? Are Wundersmiths really as bad as Morrigan is being told?
‘You are not a mouse, Morrigan Crow. You are a dragon.’
I love this series! There’s plenty of action, fascinating magic and some delightful characters. Magnificats are, well, magnificent. Ezra Squall, on the other hand, is not nice. If you’ve not yet read ‘Nevermoor’ (the first book in the series) I strongly recommend that you do so before reading ‘Wundersmith’. Ms Townsend has created a magical world and peopled it with some amazing characters.