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

  • Superman.



  • Winnie the Pooh not for his ability to talk to the bees, but his power of positivity and always showing kindness, love and acceptance through happiness and hardship.



  • Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings. He’s funny, quirky in that old man way and brave beyond compare. I love that he is partly responsible for saving his world, moves to a higher magic level after sacrificing himself to protect others and fights the darkness.



  • Harry Potter, who firstly guide through into the magic world



  • Matilda from Roald Dahl she is wonderfully magic with powers that change hers and others worlds for the better!



  • Jacob Portman in Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children. He has the ability to see Hallows. I like his naivety and innocence while he strives to save the other peculiar children. He doesn’t realise he has the ability at first either.



  • merlin



  • Harry Potter! I grew up reading Harry and he created a fantasy when times were tough



  • Matilda is pretty awesome being able to make things fly and giving mrs trunchble a taste of her own medicine



  • Hermaine Grainger in Harry Potter. A strong personality with a strong will. Intriguing and has a sense of humour and intelligent. A great role model for young girls everywhere.



  • The first one that springs to mind is Harry Potter, he is loved by many. But I like lots of characters in The Game of Thrones books. Lots of magical powers to be in those books!



  • Our 7yo favorite magical books is the The Fairy Bell Sisters, as all the sisters show each other love and happiness .



  • I love Morigan Crow – still waiting to see what her magical powers are but am sure she has some.



  • My son is currently making me read all the Percy Jackson books, because he loves them! I am starting to agree with him and now have a soft spot for Percy and his magical sea powers!



  • Harry Potter


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