Stunning book debut by talented 15-year-old author
On Wednesday 13 June, Year 5 pupils were the first to hear an extract from a book written by Julia, a Year 10 pupil at Hull Collegiate School. Julia launched her first published book 'Kadazar' surrounded by excited pupils and her family in the Senior School Library. The young fans asked some very challenging questions about her journey to her first published book and were able to purchase signed copies.
About the Book
On the night of his birth, Kadazar, a griffin, receives a prophecy. It claims that he will become a great King of Lastania. When still a child, he befriends the adventurous Evening Star, who is disliked by others for her unusual abilities. When Kadazar turns sixteen, a cruel and powerful dragon, Midzar, invades the peaceful land of mythical creatures. Their home is changed beyond recognition. Many lives are needlessly lost. Thrown together, motivated by revenge on Midzar, the friends need to bond like never-before. An adventure to experience, Kadazar is the spine-tingling debut by this talented adolescent with a bright future in the literary world.
“From a young age, I wrote many short stories, often with animals as characters, for my family. I was twelve years old when I first wrote Kadazar, inspired by my interest in mythical creatures, and the many adventure books I read. I didn’t plan to write a book; it began as a short story, only a few pages long, featuring Kadazar as one of the main characters. The griffin intrigued my little brother, who longed to discover his next adventure. In this way, the story of Kadazar was born.” - Julia Winson
“Julia submitted her manuscript to us in 2017 and we were blown away by her flare for storytelling. We are so proud to be part of her journey and we expect great things from her in future. Move over JK Rowling, Julia Winson has arrived!” – Austin Macauley Publishers
Kadazar by Julia Winson is published by Austin Macauley Publishers and is available on Austinmacauley.com, Amazon, Waterstones and all good booksellers.
Signed copies are also available to purchase from Hull Collegiate School, priced at £8.99. Profits from the sale of Julia's book at HCS are being donated to the RSPCA, Julia's choice of charity.