It’s here! The second instalment in the brilliantly funny and marvellously magical series which started with ‘The House at the Edge of Magic.’
Nine and her friends have broken the curse on their marvellous, magical House, and are free to travel the worlds once more! Their first stop: The Wizarding Hopscotch Championships.
There’s only one problem: the House is nervous about travelling – and gets the hiccups! Bouncing from world to world with every “HIC!”, they finally land at the championships, only for Flabberghast to have an unfortunate run-in with square number seven, and find himself faced with the terrible Tower at the End of Time.
But maybe here they can find out how to cure the House’s hiccups, and Nine might finally discover who left her the beloved music box, and who she really is…
As soon as I cracked open the front cover, I was instantly sucked straight back into the chaotic, magical mayhem of the life of the inhabitants of The House at the Edge of Magic. Skeletons in closets, a hiccuping house, and bone pancakes are the least of Nine’s problems as Flabberghast sets his sights on the Wizarding Hopscotch Championships.
It was great to be able to revisit the lives of Nine, Spoon, Flabberghast, and Eric (the troll.) Readers will soon learn that Flabberghast is. It quite the great magician that he claims to be, the Eric has a heart of gold, and the Nine just can’t help having itchy fingers when surrounded by a crowd of witches and wizards with all sorts of interesting things hiding in their pockets!
The peril level ratchets up several notches as Flabberghast is forced to navigate a flaming hopscotch grid and its many magical obstacles if he’s to stand a chance of reaching the tower at the end of time and getting the answer to his question. Luckily for him, Nine and the other household hitchhikers are there to spur him on when he needs it most…
Fantastic fun for readers aged 8+.
*Many thanks to Walker Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour*