This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.
Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure …
Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests.
Wizard boy, Xar, should have come in to his magic by now, but he hasn’t, so he wants to find a witch and steal its magic for himself. But if he’s got any chance of finding one, he will have to travel into the forbidden Badwoods.
Xar doesn’t realise he is about to capture an entirely different kind of enemy. A Warrior girl called Wish.
And inside this book, at this very moment, two worlds collide and the fate of the land is changed forever.
Xar and Wish must visit the dungeons at Warrior fort, and face the evil Queen.
But something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring …
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Publication date: September 19th 2017
This is the first book in a new series by the author of the popular How to Train Your Dragon series. I picked this book up purely because of who wrote it. I was excited to read this book because I had enjoyed the dragon series so much, so I had high hopes for this book going in.
This book is distinctly different from Cowell’s previous series. It’s obviously aimed at an older age group than the dragon series was. There’s a lot more writing in this book than there are pictures making it clear that it’s meant to cater to older children. It was a bit slower moving to start with than I had expected but after a little while it began to pick up pace and move more quickly. This helped to keep my interest and caused me to want to read more. I found I had difficulty putting it down in the end. I ended up enjoying it so much that I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment which is due to come out later on this year.
Recommend for: Anyone