Taking place in the world of Cassandra Rose Clarke’s Magic of Blood and Sea, this is the story of a would-be witch who embarks on an adventure filled with intrigue, mystery, mermaids, and magic.
Hanna has spent her life hearing about the adventures of her namesake Ananna, the lady pirate, and assassin Naji, and dreams to have some adventures of her own.
One day when Hanna is with her apprentice—a taciturn fisherman called Kolur—the boat is swept wildly off course during a day of storms and darkness. In this strange new land, Kolur hires a stranger to join the crew and, rather than heading home, sets a course for the dangerous island of Jadanvar. As Hanna meets a secretive merboy—and learns that Kolur has a deadly past—she soon realizes that wishing for adventures can be deadly…because those wishes might come true.
About the Author
Cassandra Rose Clarke is the author of Our Lady of the Ice, Magic of Blood and Sea, Magic of Wind and Mist, Star’s End, Halo: Battle Born, and Halo: Meridian Divide. She grew up in south Texas and currently lives in a suburb of Houston, where she writes and teaches composition at a local college. Cassandra’s first adult novel, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award, and her YA novel, The Assassin’s Curse, was nominated for YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Daily Science Fiction. Visit her at CassandraRoseClarke.com.
* “Harkens back to the best in fantasy/adventure, offering rock-solid worldbuilding, satisfyingly perilous obstacles and a protagonist whose charismatic ’tude goes way beyond spunk.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on MAGIC OF BLOOD AND SEA
“Unique, heart-wrenching, full of mysteries and twists!” — Tamora Pierce, author of the Song of the Lioness quartet, on MAGIC OF BLOOD AND SEA
"An enjoying, compelling read with a strong and competent narrator … a highly satisfying adventure.” — SFX Magazine, on MAGIC OF BLOOD AND SEA
“Exciting and original...with magic, pirates, myth and adventure...will hook you in and keep you tugging on the line for the next book in Clarke’s series.” — USA Today, on MAGIC OF BLOOD AND SEA
“Thrilling action combines with surprising character revelations in this satisfying sequel.” — Kirkus Reviews, on MAGIC OF BLOOD AND SEA