The Girl Who Dreamed In Magic

Maria Kuzniar


From the acclaimed writer of Ship of Shadows comes a brand-new fantasy following the magical journey of one girl and her bear.


Children's Books > Confident Readers

ISBN: 9780241624661



In a land of ice and stars, where constant troll invasions threaten to shake the moon from the sky, lives a girl with a magical destiny.

A girl braver than a Viking, who will one day hold the fate of the North in her hands.

That girl is Saga Thorolfsdottir.

But there’s just one problem: ever since her parents died wielding powerful runes, Saga has been deathly afraid of magic.

She would much rather stay within the safety of her village and play with her pet bear, Bjørn, than pursue any kind of magical destiny.

So when Saga accidentally disturbs a clan of trolls in the mountains, leading to her whole village being taken prisoner, she has to face her fears head on.

No amount of rune magic will defeat these monsters, and Saga has only one option – to compete in the Fifth Winter contest, an incredible tournament where only the bravest may enter and only one champion can win.

The prize?

A horn of magic, powerful enough to rattle the gods themselves…

This is the perfect read for fans of Sophie Anderson’s The Girl Who Speaks Bear, Abi Elphinstone and Fireborn!


Delivery options

Orders are processed and dispatched Monday to Friday.

Estimated Dispatch Times:

Items are usually dispatched within twenty-four to seventy-two hours. Dispatch time does not include delivery. If one or more items are not available when you place your order there may be a delay in dispatch, so that we can send your items in as few parcels as possible. 

Latest UK Delivery Estimates

  • 1st Class - 1-2 working days
  • 2nd Class -  2-3 working days
  • Free Click and Collect at Daunt Books Marylebone

Latest International Delivery Estimates

  • Europe - Standard 7-10 working days
  • Europe - Tracked and Signed 4-7 working days
  • Rest of the World - Standard 15-20 working days
  • Rest of the World - Tracked and Signed 10-15 working days

Ongoing Covid restrictions, reduced air and freight capacity, high volumes and winter weather conditions are all impacting transportation and local delivery across the globe. 

Overseas Delivery Information

We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin.

Overseas Customs

If you are ordering goods for delivery outside of the UK, please note that your consignment may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the goods reach the country of destination.

Any such charges levied in relation to customs clearance must be paid by you. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. We recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for more information regarding importation taxes/duties that may be applicable to your online order as this changes country to country. 

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm