The Chimera's Curse by Julia Golding

The Chimera's Curse

Written by Julia Golding

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This is the dramatic conclusion to the incredible Companions Quartet that began with Secret of the Sirens, continued in The Gorgon’s Gaze and Mines of the Minotaur. The final showdown has begun between brave Connie, the world’s only Universal, and Kullervo, the shapeshifter hell-bent on destroying humanity. The battle between him and Connie will be a fight to the death, and the prize will be the future of mankind. Its environmental themes will inspire young readers to question what goes on around them and to wonder if they, like Connie, can make a difference.


The Chimera's Curse by Julia Golding

It’s a long hot summer. Temperatures are soaring and a strange creature has been spotted on Dartmoor. Connie Lionheart and her friends soon discover that the creature is a chimera. When it attacks Connie, leaving her gravely wounded, Col and Rat must rescue her from hospital: she needs treatment beyond the knowledge of mortals. But a weakened Connie is easy prey for the evil shapeshifter, Kullervo.


'This has all the ingredients of a must-read series.' Publishing News

'Crackles with tension.' TES

About the Author

Julia Golding

Julia Golding is the author of over thirty books for children and young adults. Her stories are set all over the world (and in some new worlds too) and span the centuries.

In her first year as a published author, she won the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize (Gold Award), was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. In the US, Secret of the Sirens won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award. Dragonfly won the 2012 Beehive Book Award, Young Adult Division, given by the Children's Literature Association of Utah and voted on by readers in schools and public libraries.

She has sold over half a million books worldwide and they are translated into more than fifteen languages.

Julia Golding lives in Oxford with her husband and three children.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Oxford University Press

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6th September 2007




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