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By Joanne Harris

The significant myth debut from bestselling writer Joanne Harris, now in paperback.

Seven o'clock on a Monday morning, years after the top of the realm, and goblins were on the cellar back. now not that anybody might admit it used to be goblins. In Maddy Smith’s global, order principles. Chaos, outdated gods, faeries, magic—all of those have been supposedly vanquished centuries in the past. yet Maddy understands small little bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she used to be born with on her palm proves it—and makes the opposite villagers anxious and suspicious that she is a witch.

But the mysterious vacationer One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark now not as a illness, yet a future. And Maddy will desire each scrap that One-Eye can train her approximately runes, cantrips, and glamours—every ounce of magic she will command—if she is to outlive that future.

* “Harris creates a wonderful and complicated international replete with rune-based magical spells, bickering gods, interesting adventures and hard ethical issues.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

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