Royal Orchid – The Death-Hunters

A vengeful dragon.

A magician lurking in the shadows.

A ragtag team fighting to stop the planet from plunging into turmoil.

When fourteen-year-old Ivy falls through a portal into Ghost Orchid, she is scared and alone. Then, she meets a group of teen rebels fighting to save the icy wasteland. But are they really the good guys? Or are they as crazy and dangerous as they seem?

Struggling to understand her place in this strange world, she listens to a slithery voice in her head which promises a way out – a way home. But is she prepared to abandon her new friends, her kea and snow-mouse? Or will she stay and fight to stop Ghost Orchid and Earth from descending into chaos?

Written by Denika Mead

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A middle grade fantasy adventure set in New Zealand and the fictional world, Ghost Orchid.

Ghost Orchid series recommended reading order: The Death-Hunters, Into the Flames, The Ghost Warriors, The Crystal Continent

Recommended age range: 8-14

Book contain fantasy maps and scenes set in New Zealand.

Kiwi author Denika MeadDenika Mead

Find out more about Wellington teen author Denika Mead on her author page.

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Dimensions20.3 × 17 × 0.5 cm

Paperback edition

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1 review for Royal Orchid – The Death-Hunters

  1. Kate G

    From an Amazon reviewer
    “This book is one of my favorites. I love how when you think you know what’s going to happen you are completely wrong. Denika really inspires me to write. I mean a fifteen year old writing books. I love it and you will too.

    “The Royal Orchid starts in an orphanage with the lead character Ivy. The only thing Ivy had from her parents was a magical bookmark which transports her to an icy wasteland – the main setting of the book. For most of the book Ivy is faced with challenges, unusual characters and fantasy creatures as she tries to save the world.

    “Ivy is brave, strong and determined, these characteristics mean she can overcome some very challenging circumstances with the help of some new friends. I was drawn into this book from the very first page until the end and I can’t wait to read more of Denika’s books. I would highly recommend this book for anyone between the ages of 8-15. “

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