Otherland is a dangerous magical underworld - a place where appearances can be deceiving and anything can happen.

A world of demi-gods, vampires, and fairies. It's also... horrible.

When best 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, the ruler 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 Malamander, Stranger Things, Coraline and Pan's Labyrinth, from the author of the highly-acclaimed Dragon in the Library series.

Our Review

I was introduced to this book by The Book Fairies as it was part of one of our campaigns.

I knew as soon as I stared reading Otherland that it was going to be a wonderful book.

The prologue was fantastic and definitely left me wanting more.

“Those babies are going to wish they’d never been burned.”

Two babies in the same hospital, born on the same day stopped breathing and then started again. As a result, a hole was torn in the universe.

Myra and Rohan have shared a birthday or ‘death day’ party for as long as they can remember. Myra is unhappy at having to share her birthday with perfect Rohan and Rohan is equally put out at having to share his birthday with scatter-brained Myra.

At the party Rohan’s sister Shilpa goes for a nap and is kidnapped by fairies.

Myra and Rohan are informed that the only way to get Shilpa back is to participate in a quest. Can they even get along long enough to rescue here though?

Otherland was humorous and so enjoyable that I read it in one sitting. Your children will love it and so will you.


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