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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow is the upcoming third installment in the Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend. It is set to be published first on September 29th, 2020 in Australia and worldwide in English-speaking countries by October 27th, 2020.

Dedication

To come when the book is released.

Book Description

Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, helped bring down the nefarious Ghastly Market, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919. Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts of the Accomplished Wundersmith, and control the power that threatens to consume her.

Meanwhile, a strange and frightening illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning infected Wunimals into mindless, vicious Unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. There are whispers - growing louder every day - that this catastrophe can only be the work of the Wundersmith, Ezra Squall.

But inside the walls of Wunsoc, everyone knows there is a new Wundersmith - one who's much closer to home. With Nevermoor in a state of fear and the truth about Morrigan threatening to get out, the city she loves becomes the most perilous place in the world. Morrigan must try to find a cure for the Hollowpox, but it will put her - and everyone in Nevermoor - in more danger than she could have imagined.[1]

Plot

Only to be added after October 27, 2020

Editions

Release

While the original release of the book was slated for an early 2020 release (February 4 in Australia, March 10 in North America), the date was later pushed back to a late summer release (Australia - July 28, August 18 - North America) to allow Townsend more time to focus on the “pivotal book in the series and a crucial turning point for Mog.”[2]

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the release date was once again pushed back by approximately two months (Australia - September 29, UK - October 15, North America - October 27) in the hope that bookstores and other retailers would be open once again and able to sell the novel at that time.[3]

Those who preordered the book had it automatically carried over to the new date both times.[2][3]

Behind-the-Scenes and Trivia

  • The motto for Hollowpox is "Burn Brightly"
  • In discussing the upcoming novel, Townsend mentioned that there are things she wrote many months before the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic that are identical in the novel (due to it focusing on a magical disease outbreak). She also mentioned that in the novel, a politician puts up vague/unhelpful "STAY ALERT'' posters up around Nevermoor, though she mused that her editor may make her take it out due to the current worldwide pandemic.[4]

Notes and References


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