'How shall we kill the Universal?' asked the chimera. 'Bite, burn or venom?'
Connie is the world's last Universal — she can communicate with all creatures.
This makes her the one person who can keep peace between humans and the hidden mythical beings that are being destroyed by our pollution.
But the shapeshifter Kullervo craves her power. He wants to wipe out humanity.
During the long, hot summer, Kullervo prepares for war.
The serpent-like chimera is just one part of his frightening army.
As Kullervo's hatred blazes into life, Connie and her best friend Col must stop him. But how? And who will survive this fight to the death?
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CHIMER'S CURSE by Julia Golding
Oxford University Press - 2007