The Shadow Wand

by Laurie Forest

On Sale: 06/09/2020

The Shadow Wand

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The Shadow Wand

by Laurie Forest

On Sale: 06/09/2020

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The New York Times bestselling series!

HER WORLD-ALTERING SECRET CAN’T BE HIDDEN MUCH LONGER


Elloren Gardner hides the most powerful secret in all Erthia—she is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph…or be used as the ultimate weapon of destruction.

Separated from everyone she loves, isolated and hunted, Elloren must turn to the last person she can trust—her fastmate, Commander Lukas Grey. With the Mage forces of Gardneria poised to conquer all of Erthia, Elloren has no choice but to ally with Lukas and combine their power to keep herself out of the hands of Gardnerian leader Marcus Vogel…the holder of the all-consuming Shadow Wand.

With just weeks to train to become a warrior, and no control over her magic, Elloren finds unexpected allies among those under orders to kill her. It’s time to step up. To fight back. And to forge onward through the most devastating loss yet.

Critics are raving about Laurie Forest’s incredible debut, The Black Witch:

“Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice.” —Booklist, starred review

“Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Books in The Black Witch Chronicles:

The Black Witch
The Iron Flower
The Shadow Wand
The Demon Tide
Wandfasted
(ebook novella)*
Light Mage (ebook novella)*

* Also available in print in The Rebel Mages anthology

Critical Praise

"...Fans will be delighted and begging for the next title-and the cliff-hanger ending promises us there will be one." -Booklist on The Iron Flower

"An amazing second installment to the series... I highly recommend this book." -YA Books Central on The Iron Flower

"I absolutely loved The Black Witch and will have a very hard time waiting for the second book! Maximum suspense, unusual magic-a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!" -Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"The Black Witch is a refreshing, powerful young adult fantasy. This strong debut offers an uncompromising glimpse of world-altering politics amplified by a magical setting in which prejudice and discrimination cut both ways." -Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author

"This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own. A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more." -Kirkus Reviews on The Black Witch, starred review

"Forest uses a richly-imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice...With strong feminist messages, lively secondary characters, and an especially nasty rival (imagine a female Draco Malfoy), fans of Harry Potter and Tamora Pierce will gobble down the 600-plus pages and demand the sequel." -Booklist on The Black Witch, starred review

"Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia...the thrilling conclusion will leave readers eager for the next book in this series." -Publishers Weekly on The Black Witch, starred review -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335015297
  • ISBN 10: 1335015299
  • Imprint: Inkyard Press
  • On Sale: 06/09/2020
  • Pages: 640
  • List Price:25.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / School & Education / Boarding School & Prep School

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