More about Laurie Forest

Laurie Forest is the bestselling author of The Black Witch Chronicles, including The Black WitchThe Iron FlowerThe Shadow WandThe Demon Tide (coming September 2021), and the prequel e-novellas, Wandfasted and Light Mage, also available in print as The Rebel Mages anthology.

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“This ambitious story is impressively narrated by the talented Julia Whelan, who … cultivates listeners’ connection with flawed but ultimately good-hearted Elloren, whose first-person story portrays her fumbling attempts at understanding a wider world.”

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Audiobooks

NO TIME TO READ? NO PROBLEM. LISTEN INSTEAD

This ambitious story is impressively narrated by the talented Julia Whelan, who … cultivates listeners’ connection with flawed but ultimately good-hearted Elloren, whose first-person story portrays her fumbling attempts at understanding a wider world.”

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What Critics are Saying

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The thrilling conclusion will leave readers eager for the next book in this series

“Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia. Though the worldbuilding is initially dense, the pace and stakes increase exponentially, and the thrilling conclusion will leave readers eager for the next book in this series.”

Briskly paced, tightly plotted

“This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own. A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more.”

-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Richly imagined magical world

“Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice.”

-Booklist, starred review

Maximum suspense, unusual magic

“I absolutely loved The Black Witch and will have a very hard time waiting for the second book! Maximum suspense, unusual magic–a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!”

-Tamora Pierce, #1 NY Times bestselling author

A refreshing, powerful young adult fantasy

“This strong debut offers an uncompromising glimpse of world-altering politics amplified by a magical setting in which prejudice and discrimination cut both ways.”

-Robin Hobb, NY Times bestselling author

A diverse, Potter-worthy university world

“We fell under the spell of this rich, diverse, Potter-worthy university world!
Characters that come alive off the page, tangled relationships, swoonworthy romance!
Love the fresh way this also tackles prejudice. Prepare to fangirl!”

-Justine, magazine

A powerful start to a new series

“A powerful start to a new series, and a very impressive first novel.”

-Locus, magazine

ABA Indiebound – Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

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