Chasing the Valley (#1)

Author(s): Skye Melki-Wegner

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

Set in a land where magic can be terrifying, Chasing the Valley combines the friendship and camaraderie of Ranger's Apprentice with the hardship and survival of The Hunger Games with spectacular results.


Danika is used to struggling for survival. But when the tyrannous king launches an attack to punish her city echoing the alchemy bombs that killed Danika's family she risks her life in a daring escape over the city's walls.


Danika joins a crew of desperate refugees who seek the Magnetic Valley, a legendary safe haven. But when she accidentally destroys a palace biplane, Danika Glynn becomes the most wanted fugitive in Taladia.


Pursued by the king's vicious hunters and betrayed by false allies, Danika also grapples with her burgeoning magical abilities. And when she meets the mysterious Lukas, she must balance her feelings against her crew's safety.


Chasing the Valley is the first book in an epic trilogy of magic, treachery and survival.


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“[A] strong female heroine, dystopian action-packed adventure, solid plot… The drama starts on the first page and doesn’t let up. Great fun.” — Frances Atkinson, The Age

“I could not put this book down, the story line is amazing and full of adventure… Chasing The Valley is truly a gripping read that will leave you on the edge of your seat.” — Jodie, Aussie Bookworm

“Unpredictable and exciting, keeping the reader enchanted and wanting to hear more of this struggle for freedom and justice.” — Sarah Filkin, ReadPlus

“An insanely glorious blend of Steampunk Adventure and Dystopian Fantasy with a touch of Romance and the promise of a great series to follow. In other words… awesome!” — Sarah McDuling, Booktopia

Skye Melki-Wegner is an Arts/ Law student from Melbourne. She has worked as a saleswoman, an English tutor and a popcorn-wrangler (at a cinema). In her spare time, she devours a ridiculous amount of caffeine and fantasy literature. Chasing the Valley is her first book.

General Fields

  • : 9781742759548
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Random House Australia Children's Books
  • : February 2013
  • : 198mm X 132mm
  • : Australia
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Skye Melki-Wegner
  • : Paperback
  • : 713
  • : 384