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THE FIRST DAUGHTER IS FOR THE THRONE.
THE SECOND DAUGHTER IS FOR THE WOLF.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose – to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in order to save her kingdom. Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the Wilderwood – and her world – will be lost forever.

Hannah Whitten’s
New York Times bestselling debut is a sweeping tale of love, legends and the secrets that hide beyond the trees.

‘I loved it! I was completely swept away by the world-building, the characters, and the delicate gorgeousness of the writing! A brilliant dark fantasy debut’ Jodi Picoult

‘Dazzling . . . This is sure to enchant’ Publishers Weekly (starred review)

‘An unputdownable fairy tale that traces the boundaries of duty, love, and loss. A masterful debut from a must-read new voice in fantasy’ Kirkus

‘A glorious journey through woods deep and so very dark. A stunning debut’ Erin Craig, author of House of Salt and Sorrow

Reviews

Drenched in atmosphere, with sharp and biting prose, Whitten's For the Wolf is a glorious journey through woods deep and so very dark. A stunning debut
Erin Craig, author of HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS
A dark, dazzling reimagining of 'Little Red Riding Hood' . . . Whitten lovingly weaves in elements from other fairy tales, including 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Snow White', while crafting a story that is all her own. With clever, immersive prose and a subtle touch of horror, this is sure to enchant
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
I loved it! I was completely swept away by the world-building, the characters, and the delicate gorgeousness of the writing! A brilliant dark fantasy debut
Jodi Picoult
Atmospheric, folkloric and half-familiar. If you ever wished Beauty and the Beast had more eldritch forest monsters and political machinations, this is the romance for you
Alix E. Harrow, author of THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY
This hauntingly beautiful, fractured retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is dark, emotional and filled with tense action. Whitten's debut is epic and enthralling
LIBRARY JOURNAL
An un-put-down-able fairy tale that traces the boundaries of duty, love, and loss. A masterful debut from a must-read new voice in fantasy
KIRKUS (starred review)
Weaves a magical spell
SFX
An enthralling fantasy debut that will leave readers eager for more . . . Hannah Whitten's debut is a spellbinding fantasy novel that will appeal to readers who enjoy fairytale retellings, possibly doomed romance, ancient curses and bloodthirsty trees
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