The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever
The No.1 bestselling series from the author of How to Train Your Dragon. Can Xar and Wish unite their worlds in time to save the Wildwoods? Will it be Never... or Forever? The final book in the magical The Wizards of Once series.
Xar and Wish have found the ingredients for the Spell-to-get-rid-of-Witches. Now the Kingwitch is calling them to the lake of the lost. But first they must mix the potion in the Cup of Second Chances ...
Can they defeat the hungry Tatzelwerm monster and escape with the cup? And will the spell be strong enough to lift the CURSE OF THE WILDWOODS... or will Witches reign FOREVER?
"A rollercoaster of suspense and surprise" GUARDIAN
"Cowell is moving towards national treasure" BIG ISSUE
"Another coup from Cowell" SUNDAY TIMES
In the media
Cowell's short sentences and scribbly pencil illustrations carry considerable skill and humour, advocate love, and manage to be lively and momentous.
Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times
Welcome to the fourth and final book in the absolutely sparkling Wizards of Once series... a wonderful series to be savoured by fans of How To Train Your Dragon. It's so well written, the characters and story come totally alive on the page - and Cressida Cowell's beautiful, expressive scratchy drawings add so much. This is mesmerising, truly captivating world-building. The final battle scenes are breathtaking, too - Cressida's imagination knows no bounds, and this is epic stuff! On top of all that, there's real wisdom here about how adults need to take responsibility to sort out the world, which is timely in this era of children protesting against climate change. A great finale to a great series.
Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell returns with the fourth and final instalment of her marvellously magical Wizards of Once series...The pages of this funny, clever adventure story are bursting with lots of exuberant artwork. It's a brilliant conclusion to a wonderful series.
The Week Junior
The final book in this incredible series is a rollercoaster ride of adventure. Xar and Wish have found the ingredients
for the Spell to get rid of Witches. But first they must negotiate tiny tunnels, defeat a hungry Tatzelwurm monster and escape with the Cup of Second Chances. With surprises and laughs galore, the Children's Laureate delivers once again. ***** Five stars
Natasha Harding The Sun