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The Ragwitch: Excerpt and competition for the Garth Nix classic

Read an excerpt from Garth Nix’s first novel The Ragwitch PLUS win a copy of the exclusive Forbidden Planet hardback edition of the book, featuring a new preface and jacket!

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Award-winning novelist Garth Nix’s first novel, The Ragwitch, is getting a whole new re-issue with a brand new preface and to celebrate, we’re not only giving you an excerpt into the novel, we’re giving away a copy too!

Here is the official synopsis…

When Paul’s sister Julia finds a strange doll on the beach, Paul immediately feels something is wrong. And he is right to – the horrible rag doll slowly takes Julia over and then transports Julia into a world of magic, with vile flesh-eating armies and humans condemned to zombie-like servitude. But there is also great goodness, light and magic in this world. Paul must follow Julia into this strange, magical place and not only save his sister from the clutches of the ragwitch, but the whole world, from a descent into darkness led by the malign ragwitch intent on destruction…

First published in 1990, this reissue of Garth Nix’s debut novel includes a brand new preface and is newly rejacketed for today’s readers. For those who haven’t read the novel or are looking to re-read it, we have Chapter One for you right here at SciFiNow.

Read Chapter One of The Ragwitch here. 

Want to follow Paul on his journey to the strange, magical place and see if he can rescue his sister and the world? We have this a copy of this new re-issue to give away in our competition! To be in with a chance of winning it, simply answer the question below…

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This competition closes on 6 May so get those answers in now!

The exclusive Forbidden Planet hardback edition of The Ragwitch is out now.