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David Maher

Medusa 3000

An educational graphic novel, which opens in an ancient cave, a long-dead place, a moment frozen in time. A droplet from a stalactite prompts a reaction, a sword appears, and then stone crumbles, and a hundred forked tongues dart from desiccated jaws. Medusa reawakens. She takes the sword, and moves towards a set of stairs that have appeared: the time has come to set things right. The action switches to a modern Australian English class, in which a teacher is explaining the concept of the quest (...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: Australia


Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor is a novel set in an elaborate magical world, filled with people with super-natural abilities and magical creatures. These elements and the fact that the protagonist has to fulfil a series of quests, remind the reader of stories from Classical myth, and several figures have Classical names (Jupiter, Fenestra). The novel is a fantasy pastiche drawing on many inspirations, ancient and modern (e.g. C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, L. Frank Baum, P. Pullman). Morrigan Crow is a cursed child and d(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: New Zealand


Terry Denton

Story Maze (Series, Book 2): The Eye of Ulam

The second in the Storymaze series follows the surfing adventures of Nico, Claudia and Mikey through parallel worlds and across the universe. Nico is competing in the World Surfing Championships against a surfer named Hercules, when help is requested by their Duryllium friend Icon, who is in the midst of a battle with his brother Vidor over the throne of their kingdom. They find and save Icon, who has been blinded and left for dead on the battlefield and take him to a gingerbread cottage in the (...)

literary

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: Australia