The Fourth and Final Book: Read our Review of The Wizards of Once #4: Never and Forever by Cressida Cowell

The Fourth and Final Book: Read our Review of The Wizards of Once #4: Never and Forever by Cressida Cowell

Xar and Wish are on the final leg of their journey. Their first stop is The Mines of Unhappiness, where starvation is never far away for the Magical creatures who toil in its horrible depths. Xar and Wish must escape – and fast!

Xar needs to take control of his ever-growing Witchstain, and Wish must achieve her Destiny. But the Tatzelwerm is in their way – a grotesque monster who threatens to block every entrance.

Time is not on their side, but the forests are calling them. 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?

Never and Forever is the final book in the Wizards of Once saga. Warriors and wizards combine forces against the dreadful power of the Kingwitch, whose searing evil threatens not only the Wildwoods, but all its creatures.

Cressida Cowell is currently the Waterstones Children’s Laureate (2019–2021). She’s the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books. The Wizards of Once series has been translated into 38 languages and has been signed by DreamWorks Animation. And I can’t wait to see this incredible saga on the big screen!

I’ll be honest, I had this book sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time before I could muster up the courage to read it. I didn’t want this journey to be over. But wow! This book was a rollercoaster ride of surprise that ended in satisfaction. I couldn’t be more pleased with how this saga ended. Expect a wave of emotions – from gasps of shock to hysterical laughter and tears of joy.

It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to such memorable characters whose development and growth I’ve witnessed over four wholesome novels. But my favourite moment of Never and Forever was finally finding out who the narrator is – no spoilers here, but it was a BIG surprise!

All in all, the Wizards of Once saga has become one of my favourites, and I recommend it to any reader aged 9+ in need of some magic, adventure, and a captivating story. The series holds a significant level of depth for middle grade readers ­– a depth that will have them hooked from its fascinating beginning to its bittersweet end. I can’t wait to see what Cowell blesses our bookshelves with next!

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Synopsis

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?
Cressida Cowell
About the author

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

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