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Geomancer: In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen

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31st August 2023

Price: £14.99

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Selected: Digital (deliver electronic) / ISBN-13: 9781510107830

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The start of an epic new fantasy trilogy from bestselling, award-winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

‘Destined to be a classic’ Garth Nix
‘A stunning adventure’ Cressida Cowell
‘Fierce, lyrical … an earth-shattering fantasy’ Piers Torday

The earth is stirring . . .

Ysolda has lived her life in the shadow of the wolf queen’s tyrannical rule but, safe in her forest haven, she has never truly felt its threat.

Until one day when a mysterious earthquake shakes the land and her older sister Hari vanishes in its wake.

Accompanied by her loyal sea hawk, Nara, Ysolda embarks on a desperate rescue mission. But when she is forced to strike a bargain with the wolf queen herself, she soon finds herself embroiled in a quest for a magic more powerful – and more dangerous – than she could ever have imagined …

From the author of The Girl of Ink and Stars, Julia and the Shark and The Mercies, the Geomancer trilogy is a new modern classic for readers young and old.

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Reviews

Struan Murray
This is a lyrical masterwork - an epic adventure woven from myth and magic, friendship and darkness. I loved it!
Frances Hardinge
The Wolf Queen herself is majestically ambiguous, sometimes magnetic and inspiring, sometimes chilling. And every adventure is better with giant sea wolves
Cressida Cowell
A stunning adventure story - masterly storytelling from Kiran Millwood Hargrave
A.F. Steadman, author of the Skandar series
Bold, breathtaking and unbelievably beautiful fantasy
The Daily Mail
Part natural phenomenon, part myth, this immersive adventure is luscious and dark
Catherine Doyle
A truly epic fantasy adventure, full of wild magic, fierce bravery and the incredible power of love. I was utterly swept away by this masterpiece!
The Guardian
The first in an epic fantasy trilogy from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen celebrates magic, nature and adventure
K & O Bonkers About Books blog
Kiran is an exceptional writer whose world-building is always vivid and immersive...the book is one to savour and immerse yourself in...a must-read
Booktrust
The start of a new series, this is a beautifully and gently written story that is part adventure, part fairytale, part mystery, and with underlying tones of magic and mythology. With a main character as fierce and brave as any you'd find in a Katherine Rundell novel, themes of environmental consciousness, and elements of Tolkien, it's an immersive and immensely enjoyable read
The Independent
This tale of adventure and magic is as brave as it is exciting
The Observer
The award-winning Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a class act embarking on an engrossing fantasy trilogy with In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen. Unlikely heroine Ysolda is made homeless by an earthquake and the arrival of the Wolf Queen's feared Ryders. Catapulted into a quest to rescue her imprisoned healer sister, she has to connive and plot to get near the answer to why everything is dying. Nuanced and varied female characters power this gripping, evocative plot about power-lust and the natural world in disarray.
Garth Nix
The kind of fantasy adventure I have always loved: evocative and imaginative and destined to be a classic
The Week Junior
This fantasy is one of the autumn's most exciting new books
Piers Torday
Fierce, lyrical and compulsively readable; an earth-shattering fantasy
LoveReading4Kids
Rich in Millwood Hargrave's exquisite, atmospheric style. The world building is rich, as the reader is carried through ship-carcass built castles and eerily silent, boggy woods. In one chapter you feel you are hiking through the forest alongside Ysolda, in another rotting, salty sea air wafts from the page...a richly imagined new fantasy series about the power of nature and strength of sisterly love
i weekend
Animals and ancient magic thrill in the first of a new trilogy
Lizzie Huxley-Jones
Lyrical and engrossing from the first line
The Lancashire Evening Post
A fantastical adventure, built on the foundations of the real world, and brimming with the kind of alluring, elemental magic that stretches your imagination into the furthest and most fertile regions of the mind...a dazzling opener to what promises to be a modern classic
Katie Tsang
Kiran Millwood Hargrave has crafted a wholly original world full of wild magic and thrilling adventure. The story sings and soars with her gorgeous, lyrical prose. This is a book to treasure