Sometimes it’s not the kid you expect who falls through to magicland, sometimes it’s…Elliott. He’s grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. He’s a little enchanted by the elves and mermaids. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible.
A subversive, sneaky, glorious tale of magic, longing, and growing into your wings—Sarah Rees Brennan’s In Other Lands is available August 15th from Small Beer Press.
Elliot, Age Thirteen
So far magic school was total rubbish.
Elliot sat on the fence bisecting two fields and brooded tragically over his wrongs.
He had been plucked from geography class, one of his most interesting classes, to take some kind of scholarship test out in the wild. Elliot ...