The Near Witch (Hardback)V. E. Schwab (author)
Mystical and harrowing, Victoria Schwab’s debut transports the reader into a remote village on the moors, where children start disappearing from their beds and tales of old spring to life.
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.
And 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. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
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
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
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“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
“The Near Witch & The Ash-Born Boy”
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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
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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