Win one of 22 copies of The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the highly-acclaimed author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia and A Corner of White, suitable for readers who loved A Most Magical Girl.

I was taken by Whisperers at 2pm, so I never pulled the lever for the laundry chute.
That’s what bothered me most. 
This is way ahead in the story, though. A lot happened before that.

The town of Spindrift is frequented by pirates, Shadow Mages and charlatans. It’s also home to the Orphanage School, where Finlay lives with Glim, Taya and Eli. Just outside town is the painfully posh Brathelthwaite Boarding School, home to Honey Bee, Hamish and Victor, Duke of Ainsley. When the two schools compete at the Spindrift Tournament, stakes are high, tensions are higher, and some people are out to win at any cost. Before long, the orphans and the boarding school are in an all-out war.

And then Whispering Wars break out, and Spindrift is thrust onto the front lines. Children are being stolen, Witches, Sirens and a deadly magical flu invade the town, and all attempts to fight back are met with defeat.

Finlay, Honey Bee and their friends must join forces to outwit the encroaching forces of darkness, rescue the stolen children, and turn the tide of the war. But how can one bickering troupe outwit the insidious power of the Whisperers? And who are the two mysterious figures watching them from the shadows?

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

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Winners for this competition

  1. K. Kollmann - NSW
  2. K. Lynch - NSW
  3. D. Rogerson - VIC
  4. H. Jones - QLD
  5. C. Tregea - NSW
  6. B. Yudkin - VIC
  7. C. Hemi - QLD
  8. R. Biljna - VIC
  9. S. Underhill - NSW
  10. M. White - WA
  11. K. Dalgety - NSW
  12. R. Joseph - NSW
  13. K. Tight - VIC
  14. M. Marot - VIC
  15. E. Gully - NSW
  16. M. Melkie - VIC
  17. V. Little - WA
  18. T. Hale - QLD
  19. S. Ellice - NSW
  20. T. Nikadie - VIC
  21. R. Issanchon - NSW
  22. J. Jusseit - VIC

  • I’d have to say a classic character favourite is Mary Poppins, which mum wouldn’t love to have a magical nanny that teaches children kindness, wit & shows us life can be full of fun & beauty & has a bottomless bag of everything!

  • My favourite book character with magical powers is Honey Bee because she is great.

  • Who can go past Harry Potter? He has always been a favourite for me growing up and now my daughter also enjoys the Harry Potter collections too!

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,
    Stirs up my magical powers desire.
    Harry so wants to be a normal teen,
    And this might seem a bit mean,
    But I prefer my Harry as a wizard in training,
    With mystical powers that he’s gaining.

  • Has to be Harry Potter, I’ve never read this book but would love to share the experience with my son who’s doing a great job with learning to read

  • Percy Jackson – saves the day over and over.

  • The faraway tree family, so many cool wacky characters.

  • Our favourite character with magical powers would have to be Harry Potter. Even with his upbringing he is still a good friend and a good person.

  • I’m sure that he is very popular but it has to be Harry Potter.. although is being a wizard a magical power??

  • Marry Poppins as she uses an umbrella to fly

  • The genie from Aladdin. Imagine being able to grant people wishes….wow all the good you could add to the world!

  • I go quite “potty” about Harry Potter and crew but Hermoine is my absolute favourite.

  • I love the character ‘Matilda’ from Roald Dahl’s book. She is such a clever girl with a great love of books and learning! She’s also surrounded by some people who are very vulgar and as she discovers her magical powers she uses them with great wit and intelligence!

  • It’s Mary Poppins – she has the power to make a difference using kindness and a sprinkle of magic – would love a Mary Poppins in my life!

  • “Albert” the magic pudding.
    Who doesn’t love a cranky character that can give you whatever kind of pudding you would like!!! Dig in – personally I’d ask for sticky date pudding. He’d be handy to have at Christmas time. He never runs out although he does run away!

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