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Crow Moon

(2015)
(The first book in the Greenworld trilogy series)
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"Clever, gripping, but above all a terrifying cautionary tale for our times," Louise O'Neill, bestselling author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It

Danny Prentice is 16 and just about to leave school, which is fine by him - school isn't really his thing. He'd rather spend his time partying and chatting up girls.

Danny lives in the Greenworld: an eco-pagan closed community comprising Devon and Cornwall in the south west of England, where witches rule and those who don't like it can join the lawless gangs that roam the unpopulated land between each self-sufficient village. Or, they can defect to the Redworld, dirty, crime-riddled and corrupt, where private security protects the super-rich and victimises the poor, and the battle for the last scraps of fuel rages on.

But like it or not, Danny can't escape magic: his mother is the head witch of his village. But when he accidently puts her in danger, he starts a chain of events that see him realise his own magical destiny outside Greenworld.

Together with the beautiful young sorceress Saba, her twin Melz and their gang, he begins to think that being a witch might not be that bad after all - but the leader of the gangs, Roach, has other plans for Danny's power. Will Danny be able to protect Saba and the magical secret she's guarding? Or will Roach show Danny a future that is too powerful to resist?

"Crow Moon completely blew me away and I'll be recommending it to absolutely everyone this year. PHENOMENAL!" Lucy Powrie, Queen of Contemporary blog

"Gripping, magical and uncompromising, this is a really fantastic debut from Anna McKerrow, and a proper page-turner - I devoured it" Stefan Mohamed, author of Bitter Sixteen

"Any teenager, or adult, with an interest in magic or the environment would enjoy this pacy, engaging book but it's so well written I would defy pretty much anyone not to find themselves absorbed" Pagan Dawn

"Crow Moon offers a vision of the future that certainly isn't easy or comfortable, but which has a great deal to say to the present moment. The story has depth and pace, the world building is excellent and I look forward to seeing how the series develops as a whole" Nimue Brown

"If Crow Moon is anything to go by then the literary world needs to be ready, because the UK has something very unique" Chouett blog

"I really enjoyed Crow Moon. The exploration of pagan culture and Celtic mythology was fascinating, Saba and Danny's relationship felt incredibly honest, and McKerrow deals with more serous issues of race and gender with a deceptively light touch. I am officially converted to the idea of paganism" Louise O'Neill

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Used availability for Anna McKerrow's Crow Moon

Paperback Editions

March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Crow Moon Series: Crow Moon: Book 1
Author(s): Anna McKerrow
ISBN: 1-84866-957-7 / 978-1-84866-957-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: CROW MOON: A magical pagan dystopia and utopia set in England, where witches are in charge (Greenworld Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Anna McKerrow
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU