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The witch hunter
The witch hunter
Boecker, Virginia2015
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Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practice it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning. When Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she's arrested and thrown in prison. The king declares her a traitor and her life is all but forfeit. With just hours before she's to die at the stake, Elizabeth gets a visitor - Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in Anglia. He offers her a deal: he will free her from prison and save her from execution if she will track down the wizard who laid a deadly curse on him. As Elizabeth uncovers the horrifying facts about Nicholas's curse and the unwitting role she played in its creation, she is forced to redefine the differences between right and wrong, friends and enemies, love and hate...and life and death. The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world.
Main title:
The witch hunter / Virginia Boecker.
Imprint:
London ; Sydney : Orchard, 2015.
Collation:
412 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN:
9781408335222
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryTeen FictionT BOEOnloan - Due: 27 Oct 2019
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