Want a break from reality? We don't have a magic wand, but these fantasy fiction series – from Terry's Pratchett's Discworld to Katherine Arden's take on medieval Russia – will transport you to faraway lands.
Read the opening of Sally Green's Half Lost, the third book in her bestselling YA series, plus an exclusive excerpt of the second chapter
The YA author discusses the influences behind her Half Bad trilogy and how she draws on formidable characters for her fantasy worlds
Immerse yourself in a soundtrack inspired by Sally Green's fantasy YA novel. Spoiler alert – if you haven’t read the book yet, you might want to before our playlist reveals all its secrets….
Sally Green lives in Cheshire, England. She has had various jobs from her first paper-round to a career as an accountant, but in 2010 she started writing a novel and that changed her life. She still runs most days despite several attempts to give it up. Follow her on Twitter @Sa11eGreen.