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julia_defiant Julia Defiant

Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars, and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. But for all the miles traveled, they are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic—will happily kill Theo to extract it—and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir’s assassins are hunting them.

Julia can deal with danger. The thing that truly scares her lies within. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it’s like stepping into another world. It’s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her—and count her as one of their own.

So . . . is Julia a girl with a monster lurking inside her? Or a monster wearing the disguise of a girl?
If she can use her monstrous power to save Theo, does it matter?

In this riveting second book in the Witch’s Child trilogy, Catherine Egan goes deep within the heart of a fierce, defiant girl trying to discover not just who but what she truly is.

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“Fans of the previous title are sure to be pleased with this outing and will eagerly await the series conclusion.” —School Library Journal
 
“Complex and beautifully imagined, Julia’s saga continues to thrill.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
 

“Readers will find themselves immediately immersed in the narrative and invested in the fate of Julia, who is both feisty and flawed. There is a richness to this inaugural volume of the Witch’s Child trilogy, and readers will be hard pressed to put it down.” —Booklist starred review

“Packed with primordial mysteries, convoluted twists, international politics, romance, and friendships aplenty—and a high body count…This sequel’s every bit as thrilling as Book 1.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

 


Julia Vanishes

Julia has the unusual ability to be . . . unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses.  It’s a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it’s a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned—crime pays.  She’s being paid very well indeed to infiltrate the grand house of Mrs. Och and report back on the odd characters who live there and the suspicious dealings that take place behind locked doors.  But what Julia discovers shakes her to the core. She certainly never imagined that the traitor in the house would turn out to be . . . her.  Murder, thievery, witchcraft, betrayal–Catherine Egan builds a dangerous world where her fierce and flawed heroine finds that even a girl who can vanish can’t walk away from her own worst deeds.

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“The first book in the Witch’s Child trilogy has adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time. Catherine Egan is an exciting new talent.” —Hypable.com
 
“Egan’s debut novel sparkles. A beautifully rendered world and exquisite sense of timing ensure a page-turning experience.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 

“Readers will find themselves immediately immersed in the narrative and invested in the fate of Julia, who is both feisty and flawed. There is a richness to this inaugural volume of the Witch’s Child trilogy, and readers will be hard pressed to put it down.” —Booklist starred review

“Julia’s a wonderful, fully realized heroine with moral dilemmas aplenty. For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu’s The Rose Society, a well-realized page-turner in the same vein.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-paced, deftly written fantasy with a complex and memorable protagonist. I can’t wait for the next installment!” —Juliet Marillier, author of Wildwood Dancingoooo

 


The Last Days of Tian Di
Book 1: Shade & Sorceress
Eliza and her father have spent her whole life hiding from something, or someone. When she is twelve years old, she finds out why. Snatched away from the island she has come to call home, Eliza becomes half prisoner, half pupil in the mystical Citadel of the Mancers. They believe she is the lost daughter of the last Shang Sorceress, who guards the Crossing between the magical and the non-magical worlds. Her inability to perform magic has almost persuaded them that they have made a mistake when her father is kidnapped, a spy is revealed, and the secrets surrounding Eliza, her family, and her history start to come out. Trying to rescue her father, Eliza is caught up in an old battle that takes her across both worlds and into the domain of a deadly enemy.
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The Last Days of Tian Di
Book 2: The Unmaking

Since she escaped the Xia Sorceress and rescued her parents from the Arctic, Eliza’s life has only gotten more complicated. Now fourteen, she studies magic with the Mancers, but finds herself repeatedly in conflict with the Supreme Mancer over how and when to use her powers. More unsettling still, ravens keep appearing wherever she is, watching her, following her. Luckily, she still has her two best friends, Nell and Charlie, to keep her company.
When the Xia Sorceress breaks free of her Arctic prison and sets about taking revenge on her enemies – starting with the Mancers – none of them are prepared. As Charlie and Nell get swept up in events in Tian Xia, Eliza must face a deeply personal challenge that Nia has devised for her. The revelation of a terrible secret forces her to question her loyalties and make a difficult decision about her future.

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The Last Days of Tian Di
Book 3: Bone, Fog, Ash & Star

Eliza hoped she could leave the past behind her and choose her own road, separate from the terrible future prophesied for her. That hope is dashed on her sixteenth birthday, when her best friend Charlie is nearly murdered. To find out who tried to kill him and why, Eliza must return to the place she swore she’d left behind forever: the Mancer Citadel.
Soon, Eliza is pushed to her very limits, struggling to protect those she loves and pursued unrelentingly by powerful enemies as she undertakes an impossible quest to collect four ancient treasures with the power to change the world. Impossible choices and shocking truths lie in wait, as Eliza and her friends band together for a final confrontation in this conclusion to the series.

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