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The Broken Raven (Shadow Skye, Book Two)

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The extraordinary second book in the epic Shadow Skye trilogy.

In a world of shadows, hope can be found...

Agatha and Jaime have rescued their clan and returned home to Skye as heroes. But when Agatha uncovers a threat to their people, she unwittingly releases a terrible power that could kill every living thing on the island. Jaime must race to Scotia to hunt an ancient blood magic, which may be their only chance of survival.

Meanwhile, Sigrid, a Norvegian girl with an unusual gift, journeys to the court of Ingland where a dangerous alliance is forming - one that will soon turn its vengeful eyes to Skye. Sigrid will have to risk everything if she and the people of Skye are to survive the gathering shadows...

Cover illustration by Violet Tobacco.

Praise for the Shadow Skye trilogy :

"Thrilling, strange and brutally involving." Guardian

"A story fantasy-loving young readers may not even know they've been waiting for." New York Times

"A gripping story and a dark one." Wall Street Journal

"An absolute cracker. Electrifying." Belfast Telegraph

"A proper barnstormer." SFX

"A wild, thrilling and sometimes dark fantasy adventure." The Week Junior

"The chill barren setting of Scotia provides rich terrain for an unsettling wildness." Irish Times

"Packs a real punch with its high-level suspense." BookTrust

"Rich in atmosphere while dripping with grisly violence ... A fresh and exciting debut." Kirkus

"A gripping, brutal adventure that completely swept me away." Emma Carroll, author of The Somerset Tsunami

"Agatha is that rare thing in fiction: a truly original hero, one for all of us. What a great book!" Ian Irvine, author of The Three Worlds Cycle

"A thrilling adventure in a beautifully imagined world. I defy you not to want to follow Agatha to the end of the known world." Frank Cottrell-Boyce, author of Millions

"A brave new voice in fantasy fiction." Sally Green, author of Half Bad

"I could hardly turn the pages fast enough." Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

"Darkly beautiful, original and brimming with hope and compassion." Kesia Lupo, author of We Are Blood and Thunder

"A sublimely plotted, windswept adventure." Cerrie Burnell, author of The Girl with the Shark's Teeth

"A triumph." Katy a Balen, author of The Space We're In

"One of the freshest, most exciting fantasies I've ever read." Sarah Ann Juckes, author of Outside

"The fandom I've been waiting for. Forget Gryffindor, Dauntless, and House Stark... I want to be a Hawk." Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars

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