• ‘A wonderful addition to children’s fantasy fiction … Themes of courage, strength, family and the wonder of magic are evident. I especially appreciate the strong environmental message that permeates these books … ‘ – The Mummy Project
  • ‘an engrossing tale of magic and mystery’ Sydney Morning Herald
  • ‘Hughes has done a brilliant job crafting a story that no doubt will capture young fantasy lovers and their parents alike. Indie is a wonderful, strong, capable girl—something I’m always excited to see in books meant for young readers—her supporting cast is fun and memorable and the adventure whisks you away from start to finish … ‘ – Truth about Books
  • ‘I loved Kalika Magic, I read it on holidays and couldn’t put it down. Loved the messages and mystical magic woven through the story’ – Elephant Journal USA
  • ‘I hope you are making as many books as Harry Potter or more because I can’t wait to read them.’– Hudson, 11, Australia
  • ‘… As I read through the book, it felt like I was in the story. When I came closer to the end, I got even MORE excited about what was going to happen. When I finished the first book, I started to read the next one straight away. They were SOOO good. I was actually sad that I had finished both of them … I can’t wait to read all your books!!! In the last year that I have been reading, this is definitely my FAVOURITE book!!!’ – Maeli, 11, Hong Kong


‘… whimsical and fun, but clever enough to treat kids like they’re smart.’
Truth About Books

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Hi there, I’m Karen Hughes

Thanks for joining me on this adventure. I’ve had so much fun writing the Kalika Magic series and I can’t wait for you to read the next book! It’s a wild journey through a dangerous desert land. I know you’re going to love it as much as I do.

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Whirling sand ghosts, secret potions and a furious firebird – the adventure continues in Book #4. Coming November 2017!


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