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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?

Paperback edition
214 pages
127 x 203mm


Recommended reading order: Death-Hunters, Into the Flames, Ghost Warriors

Recommended age range: 8-14

Book contain fantasy maps and scenes set in New Zealand.

Meet Kiwi author Denika Mead Denika Mead

Denika lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She is 17 and has an unrelenting passion for fantasy and dystopian writing. Denika has loved writing ever since she could hold a pencil in her hand. She writes at her desk, staring out the window, imagining elves jumping through the trees and bush-clad hills.

She published her debut novel Royal Orchid, The Death-Hunters, in October 2019 when she was 15. The prequel to Royal Orchid, Into the Flames and the next book in the series The Ghost Warriors, were both released in 2020.

Find out more about Denika and how to contact her on her author page.


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