Cliff Mcnish Books in Order

The Cliff Mcnish books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Cliff Mcnish books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Doomspell Books

The Doomspell


In a blaze of light, rush of wind and scrabble of claws, Rachel and Eric are ripped through the wall and hurtled on to another world. Like thousands of other children before them, they have been snatched away by the Witch. But this time the Witch has met her match.

Rachel discovers that she has extraordinary gifts: she can transform herself into a feather, or fly on an owl’s back, just as the Witch can. The Witch is excited she has found someone to use for her own evil purposes. But for the Witch’s victims, Rachel is their only hope.

'High fantasy, richly imagined and refreshingly well-written — an excellent novel.' The Sunday Times 'Brilliant, breathless and filled with action from page one.' Kids Out'Gripping, racy, children have been fighting to borrow it.' The Guardian

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The Scent of Magic


Rachel and her brother are extraordinary. She is a spell-maker. He is a destroyer of spells. The High Witch, Heebra, wants Rachel and Eric crushed, and her enemies, the Wizard's, destroyed. A party of witches is dispatched to find the thousands of children with powers like Rachel's, and turn them into a ferocious army.

Can Rachel and Eric stop the witches and win the battle between good and evilThe second instalment of the classic Doomspell Trilogy. ReviewsThe Scent of Magic continues The Doomspell story, but if anything the characterisations are deeper, the plot even more intriguing, and it is all carried off with a verve, pace and sheer passion for pure storytelling that make his novels so compulsive.

Amazon McNish tells a rattling good tale, and his well-plotted narrative races through some excellent twists and turns to a spectacular climax. The Daily Telegraph The language used is rich and evocative, full of visual and sensory imagery it captures the readers interest and imagination from the beginning and holds it with ease to the end.

School Librarian This is a children’s book full of inventive touches great ideas, evocative descriptions, and page-turning pace. Vector

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The Wizard's Promise


The final part of the Doomspell Trilogy.The magic of all children has been released. Throughout the skies of Earth they swoop, crossing continents, changing shape, diving to the ocean depths and playing the deadly new spell-games. Rachel bides her time, watching the skies for what she knows will happen - the invasion of the Witches.

But when it comes it is not in the way anyone expects, and there is also a new enemy — the huge, terrifying Gridda-breed. To confront them will require all of Rachel's and her brother Eric's skill and courage, as they embark on a journey that takes them to Ool, home of the Witches — a world where mountains move and breathe, the sun never pierces the clouds and the snows are alive.

Reviews'The writing is atmospheric and the plot gripping, as the children battle against awesome forces.' Good Book Guide 'A fast-paced, gripping read.' Times Educational Supplement 'After the first two novels in the series, we have a finale that grips like a vice, and is full of the pace and all the imaginative and descriptive flair we have come to expect from this remarkable author.

' Amazon 'The characters are believable; it is beautifully written, with page after page of powerful imagery; it is utterly compulsive and inventive reading for young teens.' Birmingham Post

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Publication Order of Silver Sequence Books

The Silver Child

McNish, Cliff 2003
Six unique children face a terrifying enemy in the first of a brand new fantasy sequence from best-selling Cliff McNish. Read More

Silver City

McNish, Cliff 2004
In the second adventure in the Silver Sequence series, a silver child keeps watch over the child-city of Coldharbour as danger called the Roar threatens. Reissue. Read More

Silver World

McNish, Cliff 2005
As the world-devouring Roar arrives, the children of Coldharbour find the inner strength to make a final stand against her. Read More

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Cliff McNish 2007
Freya's intense passion for angels led her into years of mental illness. Now, just when she's starting to believe she's normal again, a dark angel starts to follow her. Soon she learns a stunning truth: She is an angel herself. And an angel's job is nothing like she imagined it would be... Read More

Savannah Grey

McNish, Cliff 2010

Savannah Grey needs to keep moving. She doesn't know why, but she can't let herself get tied down by too many people. It's almost like she's being chased by something. And now something strange is happening with her neck―with her throat. Savannah Grey never thought she'd meet someone like Reece―a guy who seems to understand her.

He even knows about her neck. The same thing is happening to him. It's as if their voices are becoming weapons, warming up for some kind of attack. Savannah Grey has no idea what might be chasing her or why her voice suddenly feels like the most powerful weapon on the planet, but she's about to find out.

Nature is preparing for battle with the universe's ultimate monster. The time to fight is almost here. The weapon is Savannah Grey.

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The Hunting Ground

McNish, Cliff 2011

When Elliott and his brother, Ben, move into old and crumbling Glebe House they don't expect to find themselves sharing it with ghosts.But soon sinister events are unfolding. An old diary reveals glimpses of the mansion's past — and of a terrible tragedy.

A mysterious woman talks to the dead. And evil lurks in the East Wing — a hideous labyrinth of passageways devised by a truly twisted mind.Can Elliott and his family escape the clutches of Glebe House? Or will they be trapped in the maze of corridors, forever hunted by the dead?Winner of the Calderdale Award

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My Friend Twigs

McNish, Cliff 2015

When her gran dies, Jess inherits Twigs - a talking cockatoo! Huge and hilarious, Twigs is Jess's best friend and, now she's starting at a new school, Jess needs a friend more than ever. But - Squawwwwk! - Twigs is noisy, and he's pushing Jess's dad to breaking point.

Jess promised her gran she'd take care of Twigs, but can she make the new friends she needs to save the bird she loves? A heartwarming new story about the power of friendship from the author of GOING HOME, Cliff McNish.

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas



All his life Elias has been treated differently from other teenagers. Protected. Guarded. He always thought it was because his Dad had a special job that put him in danger. Its only when Elias starts to get thirsty that he realises his family is part of a much darker secret.

A secret that involves him. A secret that will change the world. These short stories, written specifically for struggling readers, are designed to captivate the reader and pull them into the story, rewarding them with rich, descriptive language.

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The Winter Wolf

McNish, Cliff 2019

A fairy tale picture book, from the award-winning author of 'Breathe: A Ghost Story' and the international bestselling 'Doomspell Trilogy'.Each winter, when the last snows fell, the great wolf came to the centre of the forest, and wept.A wolf and a squirrel share a story neither will ever forget.

Review by Jendrakemorgan at Books In My House‘It is a moving tale and the language is beautiful. It reminds me of Eastern European folk tales – and has a touch of the Oscar Wilde about it ... My daughter in particular was captivated throughout and was hugely animated during the telling'

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And that's the end of the complete list! Now that you have it - the next step for you is to of course purchase them and dive into reading Cliff Mcnish books. Worry not, we've done the tedious job for you and added amazon direct book links including AudioBook, Kindle, Paperback and Hardcover versions as applicable.

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