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The Unwilling

First Time Trade

Kelly Braffet



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Andre Deutsch
01 June 2021
She has no name and no history, but she has a power greater than the Empire has ever known.

Thanks to her special gift Judah has enjoyed a privileged life, being raised alongside Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban's vast empire. But as they grow Judah comes to realise that while Gavin is being groomed for his future role, she has no true position, and no hope of ever travelling beyond the castle walls. Lord Elban has plans for Judah - for all of them - but to him, she's nothing but a pawn. And he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

But he's not the only one with plans. Outside the castle wall - in the starving, desperate city - is a healer with his own secret power and his own plans for the empire . . . and Judah.

The girl who started life with no name and no history will soon uncover more to her story than she ever imagined.

An epic tale of greed and ambition, cruelty and love, this deeply immersive novel is about bowing to traditions and burning them down.
By:   Kelly Braffet
Imprint:   Andre Deutsch
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780233006475
ISBN 10:   0233006478
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kelly Braffet is the acclaimed author of the novels Save Yourself, Josie and Jack and Last Seen Leaving. Her writing has been published in The Fairy Tale Review, Post Road and several anthologies. This is her first venture into fantasy.

Reviews for The Unwilling (First Time Trade)

'Having read this wonderful book, I'd DOUBLE star it. Absolutely couldn't put it down. Didn't want it to end' Stephen King. 'Suspenseful; magical, wonderfully written and never predictable ... An essential addition to all epic fantasy collections' Booklist, starred review. 'A juggernaut of an epic fantasy novel with ingenious, thrilling twists and turns. Kelly Braffet is a marvel and I'll read anything she writes' Kelly Link, MacArthur Genius Recipient. 'Familiar yet entirely unique, The Unwilling is the sort of story that seeps under your skin and pulses there, intimate and vibrant and alive. Fantasy at its most sublime' Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus.

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