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Egmont are delighted to reveal the cover for The Cradle of All Worlds, the first book in the Jane Doe Chronicles from Jeremy Lachlan.

Stranger Things meets Pullman’s Northern Lights in this dark and magical fantasy adventure.

Jeremy Lachlan, a Sydney bookseller, has always been obsessed with the big epic adventures such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Chronicles of Narnia – and was inspired to write The Cradle of All Worlds while lost in the Cairo Museum. The first book in a duology, the Cradle of All Worlds is his debut novel.

Speaking of the cover, author Jeremy Lachlan said ‘I’m beyond thrilled that The Cradle of All Worlds has found its first home across the seas with the Egmont UK crew. I absolutely adore the cover Lizzie Gardiner and Gelrev Ongbico have created. It’s such a beautifully mysterious and haunting image, and such a thrill to see one of my favourite locations in the story brought to life. I just can’t wait for readers to dive into the Manor with Jane and her pals. Only two months to go!’

Lindsay Heaven, Fiction Editorial Director at Egmont, said ‘The Cradle of All Worlds is one of the most heart-pounding and magically fantastical books I have read in so long. Jeremy is a truly astounding talent. This book has all the hallmarks of a cult classic that young and older readers will remember forever – in the same way Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark did and Stranger Things does today! It’s a real privilege to be able to share in revealing the cover that hints at the readers’ incredible adventure to come.’

About The Cradle of All Worlds

Fourteen years ago, Jane Doe and her father arrived on the steps of the Manor – the entrance to a dangerous labyrinth connecting the island of Bluehaven to many other worlds. That was the same night the earthquakes started, and Jane and her silent, troubled father, John have been feared and despised ever since. When the strongest quake yet strikes and John disappears back into the Manor, Jane embarks on a perilous adventure to find her father and save her world – perhaps all worlds – from destruction . . .

Fans of Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson adventures, Frances Hardinge and the Netflix blockbuster Stranger Things will love this heart-pounding and spell-binding middle grade adventure with its nod to the classic 80s movies The Goonies and Indiana Jones.

Order The Cradle of All Worlds now to be the first to read this thrilling adventure.