In this magical sequel to The Black Witch, Elloren Gardner must embrace a power she never knew she had to hold back the dark forces sweeping across Erthia.

Praise for Laurie Forest and The Black Witch

“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

“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, 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, starred review

“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

“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, starred review

“We fell under the spell of this rich, diverse, Potter-worthy university world! Characters that come alive off the page, tangled relationships, swoon-worthy romance! Love the fresh way this also tackles prejudice. Prepare to fangirl!” —Justine magazine
October 1, 2018  |  384 pages
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