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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, new YA fantasy book, Madwick & Quill by Nate Pugh, is a spellbinding tale of nightmarish creatures, fateful decisions and the unbreakable bond between brother and sister.
Madwick & Quill – The Formidable Force of History
Capturing hearts and imaginations, this YA fantasy novel is the gripping tale in the city of Pacatus, deep in a world about to be plunged into chaos as the lines between good and evil blur. Two childhood friends, Scolaris and Joolmaev, become the harbingers of its fate as a dark secret rips them apart and sets them on courses destined to collide. Scolaris, now keeper of a magical lantern, realizes that the only hope for salvation lies in two children from another world—Madwick and Quill.
Quiet but courageous Madwick, and his fiery sister Quill, are plucked from their world and plunged into a destiny they never knew they had, filled with ancient secrets, untapped bravery and mystical lanterns. But when the lantern’s powers waver and Scolaris vanishes under the weight of his haunted past, the duo must face the malevolent Joolmaev and his army of brutal Malums in a final, deadly showdown.
Madwick & Quill is a heart-pounding, young adult fantasy poised to become an instant favourite with young and old readers alike. Heroes are forged in the crucible of dire circumstance, and destinies intertwine in unimaginable ways, and when the last page is turned, readers will be left asking, can a portal ever truly separate two worlds on the edge of ruin?
As Madwick and Quill battle gruesome creatures and unravel the mysteries of their new world, you can’t help but feel you’re right there with them. Madwick & Quill isn’t just a story—it’s a journey into the intricacies of friendship, and the inevitable tangles of destiny. My aim is to blur the lines of traditional heroism and show that bravery comes in all forms, even from the most unlikely sources.
Born Nathan Davies-Pugh in North Yorkshire, Nate Pugh has carved out a multifaceted life that took him from the northern hills to the corporate skyscrapers of London. After years in the corporate sector, a passport filled with stamps, and an address book full of fascinating characters, Nate found himself yearning for more soul-satisfying pursuits. Now, he splits his time between his family in West Sussex and a smattering of entrepreneurial endeavours, having traded boardroom debates for bedtime stories.
This new author with an old soul finds joy in bringing whimsical worlds to life through his writing. Pugh’s debut novel, “Madwick & Quill,” is the first in a line-up of professionally edited and illustrated print ready books, set to hit the shelves in the coming months. His works span a range of topics and tones, from life lessons disguised as adventures aimed at younger readers, to tales that are “delightfully un-PC.”
With a website launched in September 2023, Nate is excited to expand his literary footprint to entertain and enlighten his readers, and remind them to never underestimate the power of a good story—or oneself.
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