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  • ISBN 13: 9781602863149
  • ISBN 10: 1602863148
  • Price: $18.00 / $23.50 CAN
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The Hawkweed Legacy

By (author) Irena Brignull

Poppy is discovering a purpose for her powers in Africa, but she is haunted by a vision of her own death. Taken in by a boy and his great-grandmother, a healer, they vow to keep her safe-even if that ultimately means holding her captive. But Poppy never stops longing for Leo and, when she feels his magic begin to spark, she will do anything to be reunited with him.

Desperate to regain Poppy's trust and bring her home, Charlock embarks on a plan to reunite Leo with his mother. What Charlock doesn't foresee are the string of consequences that she sets into motion that leave Ember all alone and prey to manipulation, the clan open to attack from other witches, Sorrel vulnerable to Raven's ghost, Betony determined to protect her son from his father's fate, and which leave both Leo and Poppy in terrible danger.

"Wildly delightful."—Laini Taylor

"Brignull develops story and characters slowly, long, luxurious
sentences balancing the magic and the mundane expertly and building the
world of the witches by showing how out of place Ember is in it. Tension
builds inexorably to the inevitable witch showdown, which brings small
victories but not a happily-ever-after for all. The third-person
narration switches focus from character to character as they make
frustrating, heart-rending, totally believable choices. Fantasy and
nonfantasy readers alike will appreciate this gritty and intriguing
coming-of-age story."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Brignull...debuts with an instantly engrossing novel...It's a fantasy
with the air of a classic, yet one that's also entirely contemporary in
its tight focus on identity, friendship, and romance. Ages 12-up."—Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

"Brignull's The Hawkweed Prophecy is a
deft exploration of friendship, sacrifice, and betrayal. I can't decide
who I love more, the sweet and trusting Ember or the spunky, dark Poppy.
You can't help but cheer for both girls, and ache when they are pitted
against one another. I was completely absorbed in the sinister,
complicated world of magic and witches. The coven is described so
confidently and beautifully, it's hard to emerge from the novelw ithout
wondering if these women are operating somewhere just below the surface
of our world. Full of romance, heart, and suspense, readers will find
themselves staying up all night just to spend a little more time with
Ember and Poppy."—Madeleine Roux

"Wise, weird, a touch evil and totally charming, Irena Brignull's tale
of magic in our time is as rich and complicated as sisterhood. From the
first page, I felt drawn into a modern classic."
—Anna Godbersen

"Irena Brignull's The Hawkweed Prophecy is a book of wicked,
beautiful magic. Compulsively readable and delightfully gritty, one does
not mess with these Hawkweed witches."—Kendare Blake

"I loved this book! Irena has created such a
beautiful complete world-our world, and nestled within it, a simmering
world of magic. The Hawkweed Prophecy has everything: friendship,
desire, delicious earthy magic, secrets and spells, and at its centre,
the wonderful young Poppy, on a journey of self-discovery."—Karen Foxlee

Irena Brignull is an acclaimed screenwriter whose credits include The Boxtrolls, Come Together, Skellig, and the upcoming adaptation of the beloved classic, The Little Prince. Previously, Irena was a Script Executive at the BBC and then Head of Development at Dogstar Films where she worked on Shakespeare in Love, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, I Capture the Castle, and Bravo Two Zero. She holds a BA in English Literature from Oxford University.

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