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Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, a legendary bounty hunter--that is, until her father is murdered. The alleged killer is none other than Cohen Mackay, her father's former apprentice. The only friend she's ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart.
She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a force to be reckoned with.
- ISBN-13: 9780544664456
- ISBN-10: 0544664450
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
- Publish Date: December 2016
- Page Count: 392
- Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-10
- Reviewer: Staff
Not long after the death of her father, a renowned bounty hunter for the king of Malam, 17-year-old Britta Flannery is arrested for poaching and sentenced to death herself. When Britta is offered her life in exchange for tracking down her fathers murderer, she accepts but is shocked to learn that his alleged killer is Cohen Mackayher fathers apprentice, her best friend, and her first love. Brittas quest takes her to the neighboring kingdom of Shaerdan, home to female magic-weavers known as Channelers, as well as Brittas unknown maternal relatives. Debut author Summerill makes use of familiar story elementsavenging a parents death, a potential betrayal by an estranged first love, a main character with unrealized powerbut incorporates them into an richly described world populated by engaging characters. The mystery of who killed Brittas father is disappointingly transparent, but Brittas grit and tense interactions with Cohen make her journey to find answers gratifying. Plenty of questions remain in the final pages, setting the stage for the next book in the Clash of Kingdoms series. Ages 12up. Agent: Josh Adams, Adams Literary. (Dec.)