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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, by Jessica Townsend, is the sequel to Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. It is the second book in the series of Nevermoor books. The book was published in 2018.

Dedication

"This book is dedicated, with love and thanks, to the women who got me to the other side of it:

Mostly Gemma and Helen, but also Fumie Takino's squad of Japanese cheerleading grannies."

Book Description

Morrigan Crow has escaped her deadly fate and found a new home in the fantastical city of Nevermoor. She has also discovered that she has a strange and magical ability. But will her unique talent be a blessing or another curse?

Now that Morrigan and her best friend Hawthorne are proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, she is sure that she's found a place to belong at last, but life is far from perfect. Can Morrigan prove that she deserves to be in the Society - or will an unexpected new enemy ruin her new life?

Plot

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Chapter 1: The Angel Israfel

"Morrigan Crow, meet the Angel Israfel. None sing so wildly well."
―Jupiter North introducing Morrigan to his friend
Spring's Eve, Winter of One

Chapter 2: Sisters and Brothers

"Sisters and Brothers, bonded for life,
Tethered for always, true as a knife.
Nine above others, nine above blood,
Bonded forever through fire and flood.
Brothers and Sisters, faithful and true,
Ever together, the special and few.
"
―Wundrous Society Unit Oath
Spring of Two

List of Deaths

Character Killed By Cause Of Death Circumstances
Hemingway Onstald Henry Mildmay (indirectly) Drowned/trampled/burned[1] while trapped After being sold to the Ghastly Market by Henry Mildmay, Onstald was chained to a giant clock while destructive scenes happened around him and could not escape

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Trivia and Behind-the-Scenes

  • The motto for the book is "Stay Wundrous"
  • The books spans from the last day of the year (Winter of One) to just after Hallowmas (Autumn of Two) and, so far, covers the least amount of time from beginning to end (Nevermoor covers almost exactly a year's length of time).
  • The students in the newest unit always undertake a fifth and final trial in their first year at the Wundrous Society which varies from unit to unit. This is unmentioned until the end of the novel.
  • The Eldritch Murder Garden of Nevermoor was inspired by the real-life Alnwick Poison Garden in the UK.[2]

Notes and References

  1. The novel is unclear on the exact manner of death, but various destructive scenes included vast amount of water (drowning), large animals (trampled), and lightning or fire (burning) among other grisly ways that Onstald could have perished.
  2. https://twitter.com/digressica/status/1256038738913660928

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