The Witch, The Sword, and the Cursed Knights

The Witch, The Sword, and the Cursed Knights

3.96 (157 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.96 (157 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

Twelve-year-old Ellie can't help that she's a witch, the most hated member of society. Determined to prove her worth and eschew her heritage, Ellie applies to the Fairy Godmother Academy-her golden ticket to societal acceptance. But Ellie's dreams are squashed when she receives the dreaded draft letter to serve as a knight of King Arthur's legendary Round Table. She can get out of the draft-but only if she saves a lost cause.

Enter Caedmon, a boy from Wisconsin struggling with the death of his best friend. He first dismisses the draft as ridiculous; magic can't possibly exist. But when Merlin's ancient magic foretells his family's death if he doesn't follow through, he travels to the knights' castle, where he learns of a wicked curse leeching the knights of their power.

To break the curse, Ellie and Caedmon must pass a series of deathly trials and reforge the lost, shattered sword of Excalibur. And unless Ellie accepts her witch magic and Caedmon rises to become the knight he's meant to be, they will both fail-and the world will fall to the same darkness that brought King Arthur and Camelot to ruin.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 138 x 198 x 40mm | 420g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 0759554587
  • 9780759554580
  • 78,319

Review quote

"From page one, Rogers' debut delivers. ...it's the vibrant bond between the two leads that gives the story its abounding heart. Middle-grade fantasy at its most epic."--Booklist, starred review
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About Alexandria Rogers

Alexandria Rogers received her bachelor's degree in creative writing and English literature from Miami University of Ohio and her master's degree in narrative non-fiction from City, University of London. Originally from Wisconsin, she's now based in Edinburgh with her husband and dog.
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Rating details

157 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 34% (54)
4 39% (62)
3 17% (26)
2 7% (11)
1 3% (4)
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