A Far Away Magic

‘Original and compelling… an unexpected tale of grief and monsters’
Karen Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars.

A Far Away Magic is my second novel with Macmillan Children’s Publishing, and was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019.


When Angel moves to a new school after the death of her parents, she isn’t interested in making friends. Until she meets Bavar – a strange boy, tall, awkward and desperate to remain unseen, but who seems to have a kind of magic about him. Everyone and everything within Bavar’s enchanted house is urging him to step up and protect the world from a magical rift through which monsters are travelling, the same monsters that killed Angel’s parents.

But Bavar doesn’t want to follow the path that’s been chosen for him – he wants to be normal; to disappear. Fighting one another as well as their fears, Angel and Bavar must find a way to repair the rift between the worlds, and themselves, before it’s too late . . .

Reviews for A Far Away Magic:

‘…I was totally spellbound by this unique and bewitching adventure which held me tightly in its grip till the very last page…’ bookloverjo

‘A Girl Called Owl is one of my favourite books of 2017. A Far Away Magic is darker in tone, but equally magical and gripping. Amy Wilson writes about subtle magic. A door in an old house hides a dark secret, and there is a sense of something lurking at the edge of everyday life. This isn’t in-your-face magic, but magic which prickles your skin.’ Louise Nettleton, Book Murmuration

‘…As much a story of an unusual and touching friendship as it is a tale of monsters and magic this is thoroughly original and full of charm.’ Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids.