The Black Witch (Black Witch Chronicles #1) (Paperback)

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The Black Witch (Black Witch Chronicles #1) (Paperback)

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Written by a Vermont author. Check! Impressive world building, along with intriguing folklore within different cultures. Check! A magical school. Check! If this hits every checkpoint in your list (as it did on mine), I highly recommend this series with every fiber of my being! And I cannot get over the magic. Oh my goodness, the magic! The magic system itself is so original and intriguing. so much so that I devoured this book in a single day! And I continue to steamroll through the rest of the series. I cannot recommend this series enough.

— From The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

The New York Times bestselling series

"Maximum suspense, unusual magic--a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy "
--Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Powerful magic. A deadly legacy. A world at the edge of war. Prepare to be spellbound by fantasy series, The Black Witch Chronicles.

Elloren Gardner is the spitting image of her grandmother, who drove back the enemy forces in the last Realm War. But while her people believe she will follow in her grandmother's footsteps and become the next Black Witch of prophecy, Elloren is devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at Verpax University. But she soon realizes that the university may be the most treacherous place of all for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.

As evil looms and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, Elloren's best hope of survival may be among a secret band of rebels...if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to fear.

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

"A noteworthy debut."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Briskly paced, tightly plotted."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Books in The Black Witch Chronicles:
  • The Black Witch
  • The Iron Flower
  • The Shadow Wand
  • The Demon Tide
  • The Dryad Storm
  • Wandfasted (ebook novella)*
  • Light Mage (ebook novella)*

* Also available in print in The Rebel Mages anthology.
Product Details ISBN: 9781335468864
ISBN-10: 1335468862
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: August 7th, 2018
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: Black Witch Chronicles