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The Unmorrow Curse

Written by Jasmine Richards

Key Stage 2 Fantasy / Magical Mysteries / Mythology Thrillers

LoveReading View on The Unmorrow Curse

Rooted in myth, this action-packed fantasy reels with wit and a spirit of adventure

A cracking quest with writing that crackles, fizzes and dances off the page, Jasmine Richards’ The Unmorrow Curse presents a world that’s rich in Norse myth and magic, with a cast of larger-than-life characters whose sparkling dialogue adds to the pace and suspense.

The day Buzz meets new girl Mari in the school canteen turns out to be monumental. A “tall Black girl with hundreds of long thin braids twisted up in a bun”, a girl who “dressed like no one he’d ever seen”, Mari reveals that her mum went missing on the last Friday 13th. Shortly after, the duo discover a weather woman tied to a tree in the woods. In amusing, matter-of-fact fashion, the woman reveals that she is, in fact, the Norse Goddess of the Sun and shares responsibility for maintaining the order of time. As for her current predicament, she explains that “the trickster god has escaped his prison and is searching for the Runes of Valhalla right now. If Loki manages to activate them and absorb their power, we are all lost.”

With the order of things well and truly upset, and humanity subject to the Unmorrow Curse that means the same Saturday must be relived over and over, Buzz and Mari embark on a quest to claim the Runes. Riveting stuff for fans of myth-driven fantasy, with whip-smart dialogue to boot.

Joanne Owen

The Unmorrow Curse Synopsis

Two friends awaken a world of myth and magic in this epic middle grade fantasy perfect for fans of Rick Riordan.

It's not every day that you find a famous weather woman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover that the weatherwoman is in fact Sunna, the Norse Goddess of the Sun, and one of the seven day guardians who keep time in order. But that's just what happens to new friends Buzz and Mari and it's only the start of their adventure.

Now, as humanity are forced into a lockdown called the Unmorrow Curse and are forced to repeat the same Saturday over and over again, Buzz and Mari must journey to collect the Runes of Valhalla and awaken the other day guardians, before vengeful god Loki can get to them first.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912979882
Publication date: 5th May 2022
Author: Jasmine Richards
Publisher: UClan Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 332 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Fantasy / Magical, Mysterys / Mythology, Thrillers

About Jasmine Richards

Jasmine Richards has written over a dozen books for children. Her most recent books are Lucas Dives Deep, and the Aziza's Secret Fairy Door series, which she has co-written with Tọlá Okogwu, under the pen name Lola Morayo. She features in the Happy Here anthology and her new novel, The Unmorrow Curse, comes out in May 2022. She is also the series creator behind The Marvellous Granny Jinks and Me! and Future Hero. Jasmine is the founder of Storymix, a children’s book incubator with a social purpose. Storymix focuses on putting children of colour front and centre ...

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