Thu, 17 Aug|
Christ Church Main Hall
BOOK LAUNCH: Christopher Mackie - Cloudlanders
FREE Event This is a live, in-person event. Location: Christ Church Hall, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD Join us to celebrate the launch of Christopher Mackie's joyous, fantastical, and adventurous debut kids' novel, Cloudlanders!
Time & Location
17 Aug, 18:00 – 19:30
Christ Church Main Hall, 6a Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DD, UK
About The Event
This is a live, in-person event.
Location: Christ Church Hall, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD
Join us to celebrate the launch of Christopher Mackie's joyous, fantastical, and adventurous debut kids' novel, Cloudlanders!
About the Book:
An island of magic and mayhem floating above the flooded Earth, Bastion has long been the last country left in the world. Then one day best friends Kurt (an eight-foot mushroom with a fear of heights) and Flicker (a tiny, tough-talking gemstone faerie) stand on the edge of the land and see the impossible: a plane from nowhere is heading straight for them.
Kurt and Flicker join forces with a brave gang of misfits -- including wood-nymph twins (one bounty hunter, one bookworm) and a gruff, shapeshifting wolf -- to rescue the pilot and face a dangerous enemy. Can the Cloudlanders save their floating island from crashing into the Endless Sea and the terrifying tentacles of a massive monster?
Cloudlanders is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud fantasy adventure with a unique cast of characters, tonnes of heart, and gasp-inducing moments. Fans of Ben Miller, Tom Fletcher and Terry Pratchett will love this quirky and sharply written debut novel from Kelpies Prize winner, Christopher Mackie.
'The world building is delightful, rich and expansive. I particularly love that the author champions difference as a good and powerful force, and that the friendship and family themes are at the forefront for overcoming obstacles... A sumptuous joy of a story.' -- Cat Anderson, The Edinburgh Bookshop
'Fasten your seatbelts and brace yourselves as you fly through this fantastical, wildly-imagined adventure, bursting with thrills, spills and a cast of memorable characters. Once you've arrived in Bastion, you'll never want to leave.' -- Justin Davies, author of Haarville
About the Author:
Christopher Mackie grew up in a quiet village outside of Glasgow, creating imaginary worlds and telling tall tales to anyone who would listen. In 2019, he won the Kelpies Prize for Writing and wrote Cloudlanders, his first children’s novel, during the 2020 lockdowns. Chris works in Dundee and Perth and lives in Edinburgh.
This ticket allows event entry for one individual.
Event Entry + Cloudlanders
With this ticket you will receive one copy of 'Cloudlanders' by Christopher Mackie.