The Near Witch (Hardback)
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The Near Witch (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 12/03/2019
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All-new deluxe edition of an out-of-print gem, containing in-universe short story "The Ash-Born Boy" and a never-before-seen introduction from V.E. Schwab. The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. There are no strangers in the town of Near. These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true. The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi's need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy. Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab's debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won't soon forget.

Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781789091120
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"gorgeous new release" - Entertainment Weekly

"we're ready for it to come roaring back" - B&N SFF Blog

"If you missed Schwab's debut novel when it first appeared, now's your chance to get on board." - Kirkus Reviews

"we're ready for it to come roaring back" - Barnes & Noble Bookseller Picks for March

"Situated in the sweet spot of the supernatural and the melancholy alongside works like The Ocean at the End of the Lane, [The Near Witch] boasts the dark and inviting sensibilities of fairy tales" - Barnes & Noble SFF Blog

"a delicate, yet powerful novel that succeeds equally as either a journey back to the beginning or as a first tumble down the rabbit hole and into your next author obsession" - Barnes & Noble SFF Blog

"an absolutely beautiful story...you can truly see her future works twinkling in the background" 4.5* - mall3tg1rl

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“Completely Unputdownable”

Shamefully, I've never read a book by V.E. Schwab, despite being desperate to do so! So, upon seeing that I could rectify that situation, I was delighted to be sent a copy of a rerelease of her debut The Near... More

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“The Near Witch & The Ash-Born Boy”

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

It's so exciting to see V.E. Schwab's back catalogue finally becoming available for new readers and for readers in the UK, and... More

“Like Withering Heights' weirder sister...”

I was really excited and felt very privileged to be sent a copy of this, VE Schwab's first published book, which - as can be the fate of early books - had fallen out of print in the US (it was never published in... More

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