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Geomancer: In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781510107854

Price: £7.99

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Unlock a magic that could save the world … or destroy it. From bestselling, award-winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave comes an epic new fantasy: ‘This tale of adventure and magic is as brave as it is exciting’ Independent

‘Destined to be a classic’ Garth Nix
‘A stunning adventure’ Cressida Cowell
‘Pure joy to read’ Jasbinder Bilan

When her sister vanishes after a mysterious earthquake, Ysolda sets off on a rescue mission. But these are dangerous times, and soon she is forced to strike a deadly bargain with the wolf queen herself.

Join Ysolda and her loyal sea hawk as they embark on an epic quest to save her sister and unlock the earth’s most powerful magic …

From the author of The Girl of Ink and Stars, Julia and the Shark and The Mercies, the Geomancer trilogy is a new modern classic for readers young and old.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is winner of the Wainwright Prize (in Sept 2023), the Waterstones Book Prize, and the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year.


The Wolf Queen herself is majestically ambiguous, sometimes magnetic and inspiring, sometimes chilling. And every adventure is better with giant sea wolves
Frances Hardinge
Bold, breathtaking and unbelievably beautiful fantasy
A.F. Steadman, author of the Skandar series
This tale of adventure and magic is as brave as it is exciting
The Independent
A stunning adventure story - masterly storytelling from Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Cressida Cowell
This is a lyrical masterwork - an epic adventure woven from myth and magic, friendship and darkness. I loved it!
Struan Murray
The start of a new series, this is a beautifully and gently written story that is part adventure, part fairytale, part mystery, and with underlying tones of magic and mythology. With a main character as fierce and brave as any you'd find in a Katherine Rundell novel, themes of environmental consciousness, and elements of Tolkien, it's an immersive and immensely enjoyable read
This fantasy is one of the autumn's most exciting new books
The Week Junior
Kiran is an exceptional writer whose world-building is always vivid and immersive...the book is one to savour and immerse yourself in...a must-read
K & O Bonkers About Books blog
The kind of fantasy adventure I have always loved: evocative and imaginative and destined to be a classic
Garth Nix
Fierce, lyrical and compulsively readable; an earth-shattering fantasy
Piers Torday
The first in an epic fantasy trilogy from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen celebrates magic, nature and adventure
The Guardian
The award-winning Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a class act embarking on an engrossing fantasy trilogy with In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen. Unlikely heroine Ysolda is made homeless by an earthquake and the arrival of the Wolf Queen's feared Ryders. Catapulted into a quest to rescue her imprisoned healer sister, she has to connive and plot to get near the answer to why everything is dying. Nuanced and varied female characters power this gripping, evocative plot about power-lust and the natural world in disarray.
The Observer
A truly epic fantasy adventure, full of wild magic, fierce bravery and the incredible power of love. I was utterly swept away by this masterpiece!
Catherine Doyle
Animals and ancient magic thrill in the first of a new trilogy
i weekend
Rich in Millwood Hargrave's exquisite, atmospheric style. The world building is rich, as the reader is carried through ship-carcass built castles and eerily silent, boggy woods. In one chapter you feel you are hiking through the forest alongside Ysolda, in another rotting, salty sea air wafts from the page...a richly imagined new fantasy series about the power of nature and strength of sisterly love
Kiran Millwood Hargrave has crafted a wholly original world full of wild magic and thrilling adventure. The story sings and soars with her gorgeous, lyrical prose. This is a book to treasure
Katie Tsang
Lyrical and engrossing from the first line
Lizzie Huxley-Jones
This dark adventure weaves myths and natural phenomena in a twisty web
The Daily Mail
Part natural phenomenon, part myth, this immersive adventure is luscious and dark
The Daily Mail
A fantastical adventure, built on the foundations of the real world, and brimming with the kind of alluring, elemental magic that stretches your imagination into the furthest and most fertile regions of the mind...a dazzling opener to what promises to be a modern classic
The Lancashire Evening Post
I became completely absorbed in the story, with its amazing detail, descriptive text, and fast pace. I wait in anticipation for the next episode of this trilogy!
The School Librarian