Shadows

Shadows


A compelling and artistic novel set in an international the place technology and magic are at odds, via Robin McKinley, the Newbery-winning writer of The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword, in addition to the vintage delusion titles Beauty, Chalice, Spindle’s End, Pegasus and Sunshine
 
Maggie is familiar with something’s off approximately Val, her mom’s new husband. Val is from Oldworld, the place they nonetheless use magic, and he won’t have any tech in his office-shed in the back of the home. But—more importantly—what are the large, terrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him round? Magic is against the law in Newworld, that's all approximately technology. The magic-carrying gene used to be disabled generations in the past, again while Maggie’s great-grandmother was once a amazing magician. yet that used to be decades ago.
 
Then Maggie meets Casimir, the main attractive boy she has ever visible. He’s from Oldworld too—and he’s heard of Maggie’s stepfather, and has a bet approximately Val’s shadows. Maggie doesn’t need to know . . . until eventually earth-shattering occasions strength her to depend upon Val and his shadows. and maybe on her personal heritage.
 
In this dangerously risky global, neither technological know-how nor magic has the mandatory solutions, yet a truce among them is most unlikely. And even supposing the 2 are meant to be incompatible, Maggie’s researching the realm will desire either to survive.

“A pleasant read.”
Publishers Weekly
 
“Bound to appeal.”
Kirkus Reviews

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