King of Dead Things book and activity pack

King of Dead Things book and activity pack

Nevin Holness
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A dark, urban fantasy for readers aged 12+

Older readers will be gripped by King of Dead Things by Nevin Holness, which comes with an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in June 2024.

King of Dead Things is an intriguing, highly original novel with a vivid urban setting, a quirky cast of characters and a storyline that combines dark fantasy with a vibrant celebration of the Black diaspora. We loved it!"

Eli doesn't know who he is or where he came from. What he does know is that he can pluck the magic from a soul like a petal from a flower. And he knows there is nothing he wouldn't borrow, steal or destroy in order to discover his past.

Malcolm knows he can raise the dead with a wave of his hand but all he really wants is to be able to save his mother.

When Eli is sent to track down the legendary fang of the leopard god Osebo, he finds himself entangled with an old and ancient power. Forced to team up, Malcolm and Eli must weave through the cracks of London, unearthing magic that should have stayed buried.

Until finally, they face a power greater than either of them could have imagined: the daughter of Death herself . . .

Nevin Holness writes stories that explore magic within the Jamaican diaspora and she is passionate about creating complex and fantastical narratives that young Black readers can see themselves reflected in. She is a graduate of the Penguin Random House WriteNow Programme.

The activity pack includes stickers, book club-style questions to ponder and a welcome note from Nevin Holness. There’s also a London-inspired crossword to solve and a recipe for West Indian saltfish fritters, alongside jokes and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

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  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Macaw reading group, aged roughly 12 to 14, who need books that feel grown-up but aren’t quite ready for all young adult books.

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