The Water Horse (Magical Venice Story #1)

Author(s): Holly Webb

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In the canals of Venice, hides a beautiful secret...Olivia is the daughter of the Duke of Venice - a kind leader who uses water magic to protect the people of Venice. But as the nobility lose their connection to the seas that threaten to flood the city, the Duke's magic is stretched to breaking point. Olivia has a deep-rooted connection to the water and discovers an ally in Lucian - one of Venice's majestic and magical water horses, who nobody else in centuries has been able to see. Together with Lucian, Olivia must use her own magic to protect the people of the city, even when those she trusts are plotting against her...


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An enchanting tale of magic, friendship and adventure - from bestselling author, Holly Webb.

An enchanting tale of magic, friendship and adventure from bestselling author, Holly Webb Surrey Advertiser Holly Webb has an amazing ability to weave together history and magic Books For Keeps A wonderfully atmospheric historical novel, conjuring up the beauty and uniqueness of Venice The Daily Mail

Holly Webb was born and grew up in south-east London, but spent a lot of time on the Suffolk coast. At about ten, Holly fell in love with stories from Ancient Greek myths, which led to studying Latin and Greek, and eventually to reading Classics at university. She worked for five years as a children's fiction editor, before deciding that writing was more fun, and easier to do from a sofa. The Rose and Lily books stem from Holly's childhood love of historical novels, and the wish that animals really could talk.

General Fields

  • : 9781408327623
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : March 2015
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Holly Webb
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 256