The specter of graduation looms large as Naomi Novik's groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling trilogy continues in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education.
In Wisdom, Shelter. That's the official motto of the Scholomance. I suppose you could even argue that it's...Read More
In Wisdom, Shelter. That's the official motto of the Scholomance. I suppose you could even argue that it's true - only the wisdom is hard to come by, so the shelter's rather scant.
Our beloved school does its best to devour all its students - but now that I've reached my senior year and have actually won myself a handful of allies, it's suddenly developed a very particular craving for me. And even if I somehow make it through the endless waves of maleficaria that it keeps throwing at me in between grueling homework assignments, I haven't any idea how my allies and I are going to make it through the graduation hall alive.
Unless, of course, I finally accept my foretold destiny of dark sorcery and destruction. That would certainly let me sail straight out of here. The course of wisdom, surely.
But I'm not giving in--not to the mals, not to fate, and especially not to the Scholomance. I'm going to get myself and my friends out of this hideous place for good - even if it's the last thing I do.
With keen insight and mordant humor, Novik reminds us that sometimes it is not enough to rewrite the rules - sometimes, you need to toss out the entire rulebook.
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of A Deadly Education, the Temeraire series, and the award-winning novels Uprooted and Spinning Silver. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own. She lives in New York City with her family and six computers.
"The can't-miss fantasy of fall 2020, a brutal coming-of-power story steeped in the aesthetics of dark academia . . . A Deadly Education will cement Naomi Novik's place as one of the greatest and most versatile fantasy writers of our time." -BookPage"Eyeball-meltingly brilliant--Novik is, quite simply, a genius." - Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken"Chillingly lovely." - Library Journal"Naomi Novik has written the wizard-school book that we all deserve! Constant peril, a fresh magic system, and a deeper discussion of how educational inequality currently functions than I ever expected to see in fantasy." - Hank Green, author of A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor"A must-read." - Publishers Weekly "Novik skillfully combines sharp humor with layers of imagination to build a fantasy that delights on every level." --Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series"The start of a fabulous dark and monstrous trilogy." - Booklist"The Scholomance is the dark school of magic I've been waiting for." - Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale"Novik's light touch, dark whimsy, and sense of humor make it hard to put down." - Locus"A gorgeous book about monsters and monstrousness, chockablock with action, cleverness, and wit." - Holly Black, #1 New York Times bestselling author