Oksa Pollock: the Last Hope, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


A New Heroine. An Old Evil. An Unforgettable Adventure. A thrilling new supernatural adventure series. Fuses the excitement, action and extraordinary worlds of Harry Potter, I Am Number Four and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an inspirational new teen heroine.

Oksa Pollock is a normal thirteen-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...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. 'Great fun' -- Financial Times 'Fantastic' -- Guardian Children's Books 'The first title from the French children's series combines action, excitement and new worlds.' -- Natasha Harding, The Sun 'A feisty heroine, lots of sparky tricks and evil opponents could fill a gap left by the end of the Harry Potter series' -- Daily Mail A thrilling, magical adventure ...enchanting. -- Booktrust 'An adventure that rivals the Harry Potter books' Bookseller The French Harry Potter. -- Guardian 'Unforgettable and compelling adventures' Armadillo 'Great fantasy novel...will be a classic of the fantasy genre' Cuckoo A fantastic novel...I loved this book...I can't wait for the next one!

Whoo hoo!' -- We Sat Down I was instantly drawn into this magical "other" world' -- Serendipity Reviews 'Such a great children's book, and I cannot wait for the next book to be released' Goodreads, 4/5 stars After studying Chinese language and culture, Anne Plichota lived and worked in Korea and China.

Her past jobs included working as a Chinese teacher, a nurse's aide, a public letter writer, and most recently a librarian.

She enjoys American and Gothic literature and hearing people s stories.

She lives in Strasbourg with her teenage daughter. Cendrine Wolf studied sports, and went on to work as a social worker in deprived neighbourhoods.

She taught herself illustration, and loves fantasy literature and speed 'in all its forms'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781782690351



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I had a very meh reaction to this story. It's a pretty typical story of a teen who finds out that they have magical abilities and that there's a hidden world beside this one of magic and magical creatures. It's been done before and this version didn't stand out for me. I actually found it quite easy to put it down and move on to something else while reading it. It wasn't terrible, it just didn't wow me.<br/><br/>And to be honest I wanted more of Gus, I wanted his story. He seemed to be there as support not as a character of his own.<br/><br/>I think the most disappointing thing about this book was that it felt like it could be more.