Oddity: eBook (Reflowable ePub)

By Eli Brown

A fantasy adventure powered by a kick-ass wild-west heroine and a collection of magical objects known as Oddities.

The daughter of a murdered physician vows to protect the magical Oddity he left behind – if only she knew what it was – in an alternate nineteenth century in which the United States is at war with Napoleon’s France. When her physician father is murdered, thirteen-year-old Clover Elkin embarks on a perilous mission through warring frontier territories to protect the one secret Oddity he left behind. And as she uncovers the truth about her parents and her past, Clover herself emerges as a powerful agent of history. A rich, startling, funny fantasy adventure, powered by an irresistible force-of-nature heroine; Clover Elkin is a born fighter – a heroine to rival Lyra Belacqua or True Grit’s Mattie Ross.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Reflowable
  • ISBN: 9781529501643
  • Published: 05 Aug 2021
  • Price: £7.99
  • Pages: 368

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Customer reviews


'"A thrillingly original fusion of adventure, magic, and epic alternative history."' Jonathan Stroud

'Written with insouciant charm ... eccentric adventure that is true to its name.' Wall Street Journal

'This book! Oddity by Eli Brown is brilliant. Packed with originality and dark whimsy, imagine Northern Lights colliding with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Highly recommended. It even looks beautiful thanks to Karin Rytter, and cover artist Teagan White.' Thomas Taylor

'Imaginative fantasy adventure ... packed with magical items, full of unexpected twists.' School Library Journal

'Oddity is fantastically imagined, expertly written, and beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings. It is an adventure that draws us in, just as Clover is drawn to her Oddities. We are intrigued, we want to turn the page, to know more, to experience more, to be taken on the adventure too. A thrilling and highly original story infused with the magical power of excellent writing Clover Elkin’s story will be one you will find it hard to leave behind.' Armadillo

'These characters, and the grim villains who threaten her, including gothic creatures that are part animal, part crockery, are vividly realised, and we invest emotionally in this tale in all its strange complexity.' The Sunday Times

'This original fantasy novel is set in the wild landscapes of an alternative America on the brink of a war with France in around the 1800s and follows Clover, a doctor’s daughter, in a world of “oddities” — objects with magical powers. Illustrated with striking woodcuts, this is a book to lose yourself in and come out of with new visions.' The Sunday Times

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