Oksa Pollock is just a normal thirteen-year-old girl, moving with her family from her home in Paris to a new life in London. But she’s not alone — her best friend Gus has moved with his family too. The pair are ready to settle into their new lives, with new friends, a new school, and new adventures.
But bizarre things start happening around Oksa, and she can’t shake the strange butterflies in her stomach. Suddenly, she finds she can produce fire from her hands, move objects with her mind, and even fly.
As Oksa experiments with her wonderful new powers, her family begin to notice — and as the truth emerges, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems. For her family are not from this world, but from Edefia, having fled their magical, hidden homeland years ago, in fear of all their lives. And more than that: Oksa is their queen.
Between her loving, powerful grandmother, her wicked new physics teacher, her mysterious uncles and Gus, her best friend in the world, plus a whole host of fantastical Edefian creatures, Oksa will be thrown into a wilder adventure that she could ever have imagined.
And Oksa knows she must triumph over her enemies. The whole of Edefia is counting on her.
Anne Plichota (born 1968) is a French children's author. With her fellow Strasbourg librarian Cendrine Wolf she co-authored Oksa Pollock (2007-2013), a French fantasy series, and a second more "gothic" trilogy Susan Hopper (first novel published March 2013).
The two authors were originally refused by major publishing houses so self-published the first book and distributed it locally in Strasbourg. The series acquired a teen blog following and became a local phenomenon in Alsace, then throughout France. Then in translation in Germany and Spain. The Oksa Pollock series is published in English in the UK by Pushkin Press.
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