Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope
A global publishing phenomenon, Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope is the first title from the blockbuster French children's series that has won an army of fans and sold half a million copies around the globe.
Fusing excitement, action and extraordinary worlds, this thrilling new fantasy adventure series has already been sold into 27 countries but has never before been published in English – until now!
Oksa Pollock is a normal 13-year-old girl, starting a new life in London. New lives, new friends, a new school and new adventures. But bizarre things start happening around Oksa she finds she can produce fire from her hands, move objects with her mind, and even fly.
Finally the truth emerges. It turns out her family fled Edefia, their magical, hidden homeland years ago. And more than that, Oksa is their queen.
Oksa will be thrown into a wilder adventure than she could ever have imagined. She must triumph over her enemies. The whole of Edefia is counting on her!
What the reviewers think
'Filled with fantastical creatures, evil magic and epic battles between good and evil, The Last Hope offers and adventure that rivals the Harry Potter books in scope.' Bookseller
'Brilliant! There are constant twists and turns... A new take on the whole magical world idea. 9/10' Guardian Children's Books
'A new heroine facing an old evil through a series of unforgettable and compelling adventures.' Armadillo Magazine
About the authors
Anne Plichota studied Chinese language and culture. She spent several years living and working in China and Korea. She has had a varied career: as a Chinese teacher, a nurse, a public letter writer and, most recently, a librarian. She lives in Strasbourg with her teenage daughter.
Cendrine Wolf studied sports, specialising in judo and rock climbing, and worked with violent teenagers in deprived neighbourhoods, eventually going on to teach herself illustration, an interest she discovered late in life. She lives in Strasbourg.
The two have been close friends for almost two decades, and always wanted to find a project to work on together. They originally self-published Oksa Pollock – printing and carrying their books by hand to booksellers and even giving them away at school gates.
In 2009, two teenage fans contacted the submissions department of French publisher XO Editions and urged them to read Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope. The publisher read it in one night and immediately offered the authors a deal for a five-volume series.
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