It is a time of heat and thirst. The deposed old tyrant of a queen sent a cursed winter to bury Witches Borough in snow. Months later, the clouds have vanished, but an equally cursed drought has settled over the castle and its river, now bone-dry. Witches Borough is dying, and though Mup is the pathfinder, the stitcher of worlds, is she strong enough to mend a scorched landscape and bring the water home?
Enter a raggedy witch trailing a storm of ashes: Magda, Crow’s mother. She wants Mup to fulfill a promise. She wants Mup to help her. And woe betide any who stand in her way. Irish storyteller Celine Kiernan’s breathtaking tale of family, loyalty, and risk concludes The Wild Magic Trilogy with a story brimming with drama and danger — and heartbreaking resonance to the struggles of today.
"Even as Mup seeks a fairy-tale ending of retribution for evildoers and happiness for those who’ve suffered, she and readers find that such neat resolutions quickly give way to the messiness of remorse, the toll of resilience, and the power of collective restoration. The balance struck between the complexities of trauma, atonement, and freedom and the more straightforward motivations of protecting loved ones and helping friends in need remains the trilogy’s calling card and will bring readers back to Mup again and again." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Jun 15, 2021|
|Series Name||The Wild Magic Trilogy|