Geomancer: In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen - Geomancer (Paperback)
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Geomancer: In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen - Geomancer (Paperback)

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Published: 23/05/2024
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Waterstones Says

The author of former Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year Julia and the Shark delivers the first part of a bewitching epic fantasy series that pitches a resourceful recluse into a thrilling rescue mission.

When her sister vanishes after a mysterious earthquake, Ysolda sets off on a rescue mission. But these are dangerous times, and soon she is forced to strike a deadly bargain with the wolf queen herself.

Join Ysolda and her loyal sea hawk as they embark on an epic quest to save her sister and unlock the earth's most powerful magic...

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.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781510107854
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The kind of fantasy adventure I have always loved: evocative and imaginative and destined to be a classic - Garth Nix

A stunning adventure story - masterly storytelling from Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Cressida Cowell

Fierce, lyrical and compulsively readable; an earth-shattering fantasy - Piers Torday

The Wolf Queen herself is majestically ambiguous, sometimes magnetic and inspiring, sometimes chilling. And every adventure is better with giant sea wolves - Frances Hardinge

Bold, breathtaking and unbelievably beautiful fantasy - A.F. Steadman, author of the Skandar series

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! - Catherine Doyle

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 - Katie Tsang

Lyrical and engrossing from the first line - Lizzie Huxley-Jones

This is a lyrical masterwork - an epic adventure woven from myth and magic, friendship and darkness. I loved it! - Struan Murray

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. - The Observer

The first in an epic fantasy trilogy from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen celebrates magic, nature and adventure - The Guardian

Part natural phenomenon, part myth, this immersive adventure is luscious and dark - The Daily Mail

This fantasy is one of the autumn's most exciting new books - The Week Junior

Animals and ancient magic thrill in the first of a new trilogy - i weekend

This tale of adventure and magic is as brave as it is exciting - The Independent

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 - Booktrust

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 - The Lancashire Evening Post

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 - LoveReading4Kids

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 - K & O Bonkers About Books blog

I became completely absorbed in the story, with its amazing detail, descriptive text, and fast pace. I wait in anticipation for the next episode of this trilogy! - The School Librarian

This dark adventure weaves myths and natural phenomena in a twisty web - The Daily Mail

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“Fantastic and thrilling fantasy novel.”

I adored this novel from the first page to the last.
Kiran creates such a dynamic set of characters in this expertly detailed world. I especially loved the Sea Hawk Nara.
There’s action, adventure and mystery.... More

Hardback edition
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“Nature, magic, and sisterhood”

I absolutely adored this book! Hargrave creates such a dazzling and vivid world of nature and magic that draws you in instantly. The magic system is incredibly interesting, the characters leap off the page, and the... More

RONNIE

“An enchanting novel with the lyrical language and dark heart of a fairy tale. Utterly captivating.”

I adored In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen, which is the first book in the Geomancer Trilogy. With its bold, feirce heroine, it's rich, transporting language and impressive magic system, it's a beautiful tale.... More

Hardback edition
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