If magic sets the world on fire, something new is born from the flames.
When an old, dying wizard steals magic from his young apprentice, Bee, he changes his own life and nearly destroys hers. But he also releases something new into the world - a wild magic that turns fields to flames and upsets the order of the world. It will take another apprentice, Cabbage, to find Bee and try to set the world right again.
Remarkable for its deft, dramatic prose and thrilling magical adventure, Toby Forward's Dragonborn delighted critics and fans. This companion novel, set in the same world in a different time, is a breathtaking work of magic and suffering, friendship and transformation - and the new power that rises from the ashes of a terrible deed.
"Starred Review. Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling. Fantasy. 12 & up." - Kirkus
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Toby Forward is the author of the Carnegie-nominated novel Dragonborn, the picture book The Wolf's Story and the middle-grade novel Traveling Backward, as well as several other books for children in his native UK.
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