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Young Adult

  • The Merciful Crow, Margaret Owen
    Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, 9781250191922, July 30, 2019 (Young Adult)

    “The world-building begins on page one of this excellent fantasy, which is full of action, adventure, and magic. Though set in a fanciful medieval world, the questions it poses are timeless: Who is important, who does society value, and how do we live up to our potential? The Crows are fighting for survival and the stakes couldn’t be higher.”

    -Raissa Larson, King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

    “Fie, a clever, defiant, strong female in the lowest caste; hidden identities; intricate world-building; and a smoldering relationship that turns into love all build into a fantasy well worth reading.”

    -Jen Kraar, City of Asylum Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA


    “A complex system of magic, a fascinating cast of characters, and an entrancing romance make The Merciful Crow a can’t-miss debut. Sabor is a kingdom built on injustice, and Fie and her Crows suffer the worst of it as the lowest caste. When Fie’s clan is pulled into a plot surrounding the heir to the throne, she uses it as an opportunity to get leverage and protection for her clan. Using every bit of her magic and might, Fie swears an oath to protect the prince on his journey, not knowing just how far it will take her or what it will cost.”

    -Sami Thomason, Square Books, Oxford, MS

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