- Tundra Book Group
- Initial publish date
- May 2018
- General, Mysteries & Detective Stories, General
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- May 2018
- List Price
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 14 to 18
- Grade: 9 to 12
The heart-pounding follow-up to Julia Vanishes and the second book in the Witch's Child trilogy. Catherine Egan's masterful world-building and fiercely flawed heroine will thrill fans of The Rose Society, Graceling and Six of Crows.
In this compelling and action-packed novel, Julia and her allies travel to the other side of the world in their efforts to thwart Casimir's quest for power. They rescued the baby Theo from his fortress once, but Casimir is relentless. He needs this child. Or rather, he needs the magical power that has been written into the child's very being. And so Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars and thieves journey to Yongguo, searching out the witch who worked that dark spell. They must find a way to separate the magic from Theo without killing him -- a nicety that Casimir won't bother with. Julia is also searching for answers about herself. Her ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown--she can now disappear from her world so completely that it's like stepping into another world. A dark and fiery world that that feels disturbingly like Hell. Where the creatures seem to recognize her -- and count her as one of their own. Caught between a web of ruthless, powerful people, and a world seemingly dredged from her nightmares, Julia must decide not just who but what she really is if she wants to survive.
About the author
Catherine Egan is a debut fantasy novelist with Shade and Sorceress, the beginning of the Last Days of Tian Di trilogy. Her short fiction has been published in Canadian and US journals. Catherine is a world traveller who has lived in Canada, the UK, Japan, and China. She currently resides with her family in Princeton, NJ. You can find Catherine’s experimental twitterstories – tales told in three tweets a day – by following her on Twitter @ByCatherineEgan.
- Long-listed, Sunburst Award For Excellence In Canadian Literature Of The Fantastic
"Consumed with the question of what she is, girl or monster, Julia grows as desperate to find answers as she is to protect Theo from harm. Complex and beautifully imagined, Julia’s saga continues to thrill." —Booklist, starred review
"Julia—an admirably complex heroine—is just about in over her head. Fans will eagerly await the series conclusion." --SLJ