Books by Masha du Toit

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The Special Branch Series

The Special Branch series, Crooks & Straights and its sequel Wolf Logic were inspired by this question: What would South Africa be like if magic was real and magical creatures lived among us? How would apartheid have worked? What about xenophobia?

This is a world where magical creatures are persecuted by those who fear their powers. South Africa is one of the few places  where they might hope to be safe and so there is an influx of illegal magical immigrants from all over the world: trolls, swan-women and other, stranger creatures.  Some are hunted down by Special Branch, the police division that specialises in the illegal use of magic. Others fight against all attempts to control them and form resistance groups; the most famous of these is the ruthless magical terrorists, the Belle Gente.

 

The Story Trap

Crooks and Straights

Book 1 "Special Branch"

Gia's brother Nico is different from other boys. And being different can be dangerous in Gia's world.

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The Story Trap

Wolf Logic

Book 2 "Special Branch"

Never trust a werewolf.

That's Gia's first lesson as she enters the wolf cages at Special Branch, the police force that deal with the illegal use of magic.

 

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The Sisters Series

The Story Trap

The Story Trap

Book 1 "The Sisters"

 

One girl’s death might save the ocean. But can her sisters let her die?

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The Broken Path

The Broken Path

Book 2 "The Sisters"

 

What if a story came to life?  If the characters stepped off the page and into our world?

The sequel to "The Story Trap."

 

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Strange Neighbours

Short Story Collection

 

Strange Neighbours is a collection of ten illustrated fantasy short stories set in Cape Town, South Africa.

Meet a hitch hiking troll with a taste for pepper-spray and a homeless witch with a trolley full of secrets. Discover a book hoarding mermaid and a fridge full of frogs. And learn how to greet a witch ­ politely, of course.

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