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Witch Born

By Nicholas Bowling   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338277531 Hardcover
320 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338277548 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Two queens, two religions, two visions for the future of the nation.

Alyce's mother has just been burnt at the stake for practicing witchcraft. With only a thin set of instructions and a witch’s mommet for guidance, Alyce must face the world that she’s been sealed off from — a world of fear and superstition. With a witch hunter fast on her trail, she’ll need the help of an innkeeper and a boy looking to discover the truth behind his own mother's past.

But as her journey continues, another war rages: a hidden war of the supernatural, of the living and the dead. Good and evil are blurred, and nobody’s motives can be trusted. And Alyce finds herself thrown unwillingly into the conflict. Struggling to understand her own powers, she is quickly drawn into a web of secret, lies, and dark magic that could change the fate of the world she is just coming to know.

This dark, twisty, and thrillingly original debut will leave readers entranced in its suspenseful plot and rich prose.

Raves & reviews:

Early praise for Witch Born:

"The auothor is one to watch." -- Historical Novel Association

"... this is a wonderfully twisty and atmospheric fantasy ... One not to miss." -- Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

"By the final chapter each thread has been skillyfully unravelled... Nicholas Bowling is a thrilling writer who keeps the reader permanently on edge." -- Telegraph