The Chimera's Curse: Companion's Quartet: Bk. 4 by Julia Golding

The Chimera's Curse: Companion's Quartet: Bk. 4

Written by Julia Golding

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This is the dramatic conclusion to the incredible Companions Quartet and is arguably the most thrilling out of the companion series. Lovers of these books will find that the ending to The Chimera's Curse: Companion's Quartet: Bk. 4 is wonderful and rather unexpected. Like the others it's a book that holds you from start to finish. Compelling, exciting and very satisfying. Other titles in this series include Secret of the Sirens, The Gordon's Gaze, Mines of the Minotaur, and The Chimera’s Curse. 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: Companion's Quartet: Bk. 4 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. He believes that, finally, the time is ripe for him to seize her Universal power, gather his army of mythical beings, and wipe out humanity. The battle between him and Connie will be a fight to the death. And the prize will be the future of mankind.


[Of previous books in the Quartet:] 'I rated this book 5/5 because the story is so brilliant you simply have to read it. I would strongly advise this book so just buy it and read it!!!!!!!! Jenii, age 10 This book is the most excellent book I have ever read. Amazon review If you are looking for a book for a child of junior age or above (or their Mum or Dad!) who enjoys fantasy fiction, then this would definitely be a great choice. Amazon review This has all the ingredients of a must-read series Publishing News I really like it - it reminded me of Susan Cooper's ver Sea Under Stone Amanda Craig 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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352 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

6th March 2008




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