Extract: City of Stolen Magic by Nazneen Ahmed Pathak

Download the first chapter extract to City of Stolen Magic by Nazneen Ahmed Pathak.

About the book: 

A spellbinding, epic and heart-racing magical adventure from an exquisite new storytelling talent.

India, 1855. The British rule, and all across the country, Indian magic is being stamped out.

More terrifying still, people born with magic are being snatched from their homes. Rumour is that they are being taken across the sea – to England – by the all-powerful, sinister Company.

When Chompa’s home is attacked and her mother viciously kidnapped, Chompa – born with powerful and dangerous magic that she has always been forbidden from using – must travel to the smoky, bustling streets of East London in search of her. But Chompa will discover far more treachery in London than she had bargained for – and will learn that every act of her rare magic comes with a price . . .

‘A gripping and spellbinding fantasy woven together with threads of magic, secrets and colonial history . . . An incredible cast of characters and a truly multicultural Victorian London that we don’t see often enough’ – Rashmi Sirdeshpande

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