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Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she's living with her unorthodox cousins and sharing their strange lives. Especially since their home-schooling includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons.

But it's not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn's enemies.

As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world. Then Kit pits herself against the Elder Gods themselves - it's that or lose everyone she's learnt to love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 199 x 25mm | 320g
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1447247655
  • 9781447247654
  • 653,436

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De Jager's fantasy world is enthralling and immersive, many fathoms deep . . . wonderful Mike Carey
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De Jager's fantasy world is enthralling and immersive, many fathoms deep . . . wonderful * Mike Carey * A brilliant contemporary young adult fantasy * James Oswald * This was certainly one action-packed story! Full of battles, weapons, mythical creatures and, of course, magic - it's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish . . . Banished ends on a real cliff-hanger * Guardian * The intriguing plot - set across human and fae worlds - is interspersed with twists and traitors that you're not likely to see coming, and will keep you reading . . . look out for part two * SciFi Now * Banished is a thoroughly entertaining, well-paced, action-packed read that has a natural conclusion to the story within, but also leaves us with a cliffhanger that is part of the wider story arc * Bookzone * Banished is fast paced, hugely entertaining and down right fun to read. It had me racing through the pages wanting to see what was going to happen next...once I started I didn't want to stop and it saddens me that there are still six months to go until we can see what happens next in Vowed * Empire of Books * Well-told, lushly-described......It's a beautifully dark story...hits all the right notes...It delivers plenty of action and adventure, and will leave readers wanting more * Schrodinger's Bookshelf * A great start to an interesting UK YA fantasy series that I look forward to seeing more of. With a vast world of possibilities at Liz De Jager's fingertips; I can't wait to see what happens next for Kit and the gang * Sister Spooky * A great addition to the ranks of modern faerie tales * Fantasy Faction * A blend of Maggie Stiefvater's Lament, with the intensity and passion of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments, you really need to watch out for this trilogy . . . The plot is thrilling and there's so much packed into one book. There are lots of plot twists and the climax was just amazing . . . Read it, read it, read it! * Queen of Contemporary * A wonderful story and a great debut . . . I love Kit and the world De Jager has created and I can't wait to read more * Fantastical Librarian * A thumping good read and I can't wait for Book Two to come out . . . Banished is a rollicking adventure, packed full of action with a good dose of humorous banter and filled with just the right amount of fae lore and worldbuilding * Nutpress * A must read novel for urban fantasy fans. Banished is a fast paced story full of action and adventure and it's a fabulous debut novel from Liz de Jager. I absolutely can't wait to see where she takes the story next * Feeling Fictional * I really really loved this book. I can hold my hand up and say that I loved it more than Cassandra Clare's City of Bones, which is something I never ever thought I would say. It feels like Liz de Jager has not only successfully created urban fantasy set in the UK, but she has smashed it! I want more, I need more! * Serendipity Reviews * Kit is fab; she's feisty, independent and can hold her own . . . Banished is a great start to a new fantasy series and I'm already looking forward to book two in the series * One More Page *
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About Liz de Jager

While writing her debut novel, Liz de Jager fostered her love of YA and genre fiction by developing the popular My Favourite Books review blog. This ran for seven years and enabled her to gain a unique insight into the publishing industry. She grew up in South Africa and now lives and works in the UK with her husband Mark. Banished is de Jager's debut novel.
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588 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 29% (173)
4 40% (238)
3 22% (130)
2 5% (27)
1 3% (20)
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