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In a time of deadly crisis, Linden alone has the power to save her people.The faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people's magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally--a human boy named Timothy. Soon Linden and Timothy discover a danger much worse than the Oakenfolk's loss of magic: a potent evil that threatens to enslave faeries and humans alike. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Tim and Linden must risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it's too late to save everyone they love. R. J. Anderson has artfully crafted a world of stunning magic, thrilling adventure, and delicate beauty, where the key to the future is in an unexpected, forbidden friendship.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 142 x 214 x 30mm | 381.02g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061554774
  • 9780061554773
  • 1,075,621

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Anderson is a gifted writer with a sure touch for both characterization and plot, and Knife is an absolutely fantastic protagonist - fiercely independent and curious. This book is a page-turning romp. --Romantic Times
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2,000 ratings
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5 32% (638)
4 37% (736)
3 25% (501)
2 5% (101)
1 1% (24)

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One day, Linden's summoned by the dying faery queen, who tells her that she might be their only hope for survival in the near future. Without their magic, the faeries are slowly dying, and they have been for years. There's only forty-something faeries left in the sacred oak, and very little magic remains. When Linden visits a faery friend (Knife from SPELL HUNTER), she comes into contact with a human boy. Timothy's having trouble fitting in at school and he's on suspension at the moment. He comes to his cousin's home for refuge to find his cousin and his wife whispering urgently, but not telling him anything. After a fight with them, he decides to run off to London. Linden views his escape as her chance to find other faeries who might help her tribe regain their magic. She becomes a stowaway inside his backpack. Little does she know that by concealing herself, she will endanger his life. While in London, their path crosses with a dark, evil faery looking to sap Timothy's musical talent. With no other choice, Linden reveals herself, allowing them both to escape. However, it's only a matter of time before they discover more about the evil faery realm and its ruthless queen. Linden's story takes place fifteen years following the conclusion of SPELL HUNTER. It takes her from her tree to London and through the countryside of Wales. The faery situation in this addicting series becomes darker, the danger more pronounced, and the risks greater than ever in this beautifully written world created by R. J. Anderson. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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