Wundrous news for Nevermoor fans: Jessica Townsend announces the third book!

by |May 31, 2019
Hollowpox

Calling all Nevermoor fans: Jessica Townsend and Hachette Australia have just announced that the third book in the series will be published on 28 January, 2020! It’s called Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow, and it will see everyone’s favourite misfit, Morrigan Crow, facing her most dangerous challenge yet!

Check out the blurb:

Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, helped bring down the nefarious Ghastly Market, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919. Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts of the Accomplished Wundersmith, and control the power that threatens to consume her.

Meanwhile, a strange and frightening illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning infected Wunimals into mindless, vicious Unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. There are whispers – growing louder every day – that this catastrophe can only be the work of the Wundersmith, Ezra Squall.

But inside the walls of Wunsoc, everyone knows there is a new Wundersmith – one who’s much closer to home. With Nevermoor in a state of fear and the truth about Morrigan threatening to get out, the city she loves becomes the most perilous place in the world. Morrigan must try to find a cure for the Hollowpox, but it will put her – and everyone in Nevermoor – in more danger than she could have imagined.

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow follows the second book in the series, Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, and will be published in paperback and hardcover. Hachette have also announced that they will publish books 4, 5, and 6 in the series, with a publication schedule yet to be finalised.

Author Jessica Townsend said, “I’m thrilled to be growing and deepening this series, and can’t wait to tell Morrigan Crow’s next three stories after Hollowpox. Hachette has been a wonderful home for Morrigan and for me. I’m delighted to be taking this next step with them.’

Kids across the world just cannot get enough of this wundrous series. The first book, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, was a true phenomenon in children’s publishing, breaking the record for the fastest-selling children’s debut in Australia and garnering awards left, right, and centre (including the ABIA Book of the Year for 2018). A film adaptation of Nevermoor is also underway, with Oscar-nominated Drew Goddard (The Martian, The Good Place) on board as writer and producer.

How exciting – bring on January 2020!

Hollowpox: The Hunt For Morrian Crowby Jessica Townsend

Hollowpox: The Hunt For Morrian Crow

Nevermoor: Book 3

by Jessica Townsend

Something wicked is taking hold of Nevermoor... In Morrigan Crow's third Wundrous adventure, she faces her most dangerous challenge yet.

Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, helped bring down the nefarious Ghastly Market, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919. Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts of the Accomplished Wundersmith, and control the power that threatens to consume her...

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