The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away
by Lari Don (Author)

Booktalk: The curse-breaking workshop hasn’t exactly turned out how Molly and her friends had hoped. And now something is going wrong with the way curses work. The team need to find the Promise Keeper who controls all curses, but the Keeper is guarded by Atacama the sphinx and his riddle. The five friends set off on a quest that takes them past the misty giant grey men of the mountains, to spar with an ancient snake and battling terrifying Nuckelavee. Can they discover what’s wrong with the Promise Keeper and stop the world of curses from spinning out of control?

Snippet: Molly expected to become human as she leapt through the air.

She expected to beat Innes to the finish line as a hare, change shape as she crossed the stone wall into Aunt Doreen’s garden, and crash-land on the ground as a girl.

That’s what always happened.

She always beat her friend Innes when he challenged her to a race. She always controlled her curse by crossing a boundary and becoming human again, just in time to accept his grudging congratulations.

But this time, when she landed on the ground, she didn’t fall and bash her knees. This time she stayed on all four feet. All four paws.

She was over the wall, over the boundary, and she was still a hare. Still small, vulnerable, defenceless. Still unable to speak.

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