Frances Hardinge

Age 12 +
01 September 2022
496 pages


Welcome to your new fantasy obsession . . .

In a world where anyone can create life-destroying curses, only one person has the power to unravel them.

Kellen does not fully understand his talent, but uses it to help those who have been cursed, including his ally and closest friend, Nettle. But Kellen himself is cursed, and unless he and Nettle can release him, he is in danger of unravelling everything - and everyone - around him.

For fans of Leigh Bardugo and Neil Gaiman comes Frances Hardinge’s spectacular novel Unraveller. Called her ‘best yet’ by the Guardian, Hardinge expertly weaves together mythology and mystery in a richly-detailed world besieged by curses.

‘Exquisite . . . sheer perfection’Liz Hyder, author of The Gifts

‘Instantly engrossing, effortlessly clever, and completely magical’Freya Marske

Extraordinary. Exquisite and compelling. Sheer perfection.
It’s gothic and twisty and witty and gripping: dark and delicious and fresh and I loved it.
This multilayered, humane and brilliant YA fantasy is the Costa-winning Hardinge’s best yet.