Coming 26th May 2022… A sumptuous and enthralling new historical-fantasy from the best-selling author of the Cogheart Adventures. 

The Curse is changed. You’ll never know. The truth is lost. The lie will grow.

The year is 1726 and the Royal Sorcerer of England is on the hunt for those who are magicborn. When Tempest is captured after accidentally unleashing a power she didn’t know she had, she is taken to Kensington Palace alongside a boy like her, Peter.

Trapped, Tempest and Peter find their magic flickering to life – and with it, long-buried memories. For they are the lost prince and princess of Fairyland, bound by a deadly curse… and now the fairies are coming to get them. A battle is building – one only they can end. But who will survive?


Magicborn was inspired by the true tale of Peter, a Wild Boy brought to Kensington Palace to meet King George I. Peter features in a mural on the King’s Staircase. Bunzl was first introduced to his story in a schools event at the palace.

The real-life Peter the Wild Boy was found naked and unable to speak in a German forest in 1725. He was brought to London in 1726 and became a sensational public curiosity, written about by the likes of Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe.