The Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away

Lari Don


Quick Look

  • Second book in a dramatic fantasy trilogy, Spellchasers
  • Packed with magic, adventure and thrilling plot twists
  • By popular and award-winning author Lari Don

Molly's curse is getting worse. Molly and the team need to find the Promise Keeper before the world of curses spins out of control. Second book in the Spellchasers trilogy.

Floris Books
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
264 pages
Publication date:
16 Feb 2017


Molly's curse is getting worse.

The curse-breaking workshop hasn't exactly turned out how Molly and her friends had hoped. And now something is going wrong with the way curses work.

The team need to find the Promise Keeper who controls all curses, but the Keeper is guarded by Atacama the sphinx and his riddle. The five friends set off on a quest that takes them past the misty giant grey men of the mountains, to spar with an ancient snake and battle terrifying Nuckelavee.

Can they discover what's wrong with the Promise Keeper and stop the world of curses from spinning out of control?

Magic, adventure and danger collide in the second dramatic book of this brilliant new fantasy adventure Spellchasers trilogy by award-winning author Lari Don.


'"The Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away" is jammed with action. There are fantastic magical battle scenes and the pursuit to find the Powerful, Promise keeper is action packed from start to finish. [...] This is a novel with amazingly strong powerful female characters but leadership is shared.'
-- The Book Worm in Selkirk, Independent Bookshop

'Lari Don weaves a spellbinding tale of curses, mysteries, and promises. [...] The story weaves together the struggle of good and bad, the mistakes that can tear apart a friendship, and the power of promises to create a story you won't want to put down.'
-- Kids' Book Buzz

'I really enjoyed [the book


Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of the four Fabled Beasts Chronicles novels, Rocking Horse War, and Mind Blind for young teens. She is also a prolific writer of picture books, including The Tale of Tam Linn and The Secret of the Kelpie.

You can also visit the author's own website at


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