The Witch King

by Edgmon, H. E.,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 12 copies
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A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens 2021

To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind.

In Asalin, fae rule and witches like Wyatt Croft...don't. Wyatt's betrothal to fae prince Emyr North was supposed to change that. But when Wyatt lost control of his magic one devastating night, he fled to the human world.

Now a coldly distant Emyr has hunted him down. Despite transgender Wyatt's newfound identity and troubling past, Emyr claims they must marry now or risk losing the throne. Jaded, Wyatt strikes a deal with the enemy, hoping to escape Asalin forever. But as he gets to know Emyr again, Wyatt realizes the boy he once loved may still exist. And as the witches face worsening conditions, he must decide what's more important--his people or his freedom.

Don't miss the next book in H.E. Edgmon's highly anticipated duology, THE FAE KEEPER, AVAILABLE MAY 31, 2022
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Wyatt is a witch, which in Asalin, realm of the fae, means he's only useful for one thing: fulfilling his magical destiny by marrying the fae prince Emyr North. After a traumatic accident, Wyatt fled Asalin and made a life for himself in the human world, but when Emyr turns up looking for him, the prince discovers that Wyatt has come out as trans and has no intention of honoring their engagement. Reluctantly, Wyatt returns to Asalin under the guise of protecting the crown from Emyr's abusive cousin and becomes torn between leading his fellow witches in a much-needed revolution and escaping Asalin along with the trauma he endured there. Edgmon's debut is a spellbinding duology starter, ultimately driven by its core cast of complicated and lovable characters, who will keep readers laughing with deftly written, witty dialogue that never veers into cliché, and a richly layered world that feels incredibly real, with high-stakes fascism, corruption, and oppression. Readers will be left eager for the sequel to this fiery stunner of a fantasy."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Technomagic, queer activism, and an extremely online trans protagonist sparkle in this wisecracking, intimate #OwnVoices debut. Three years ago, Wyatt Croft's uncontrolled magic started a murderous wildfire, and he fled the fae kingdom of Asalin for Texas. Now 17 and out as a gay trans man, having escaped the persecution that Asalin's witches face, Wyatt, who's white, resents being dragged home by Emyr North, his "nearly obsidian" royal fiancé and former friend, to marry and secure the throne against a rival upstart. Wyatt and his asexual best friend Briar (who is Seminole and Diné) are quickly swept into a grassroots witch movement as well as a dark deal with Emyr's rival for Wyatt's freedom. But Wyatt's bond with Emyr hasn't died, and it may change everything. Edgmon's ebullient debut depicts a variety of trans perspectives with tender sensitivity, and quintessential walking disaster Wyatt's self-deprecating humor, punk glee, and surprisingly level head are vividly lovable. Despite the book's occasional stumbles into social media didacticism, readers will adore this revolution-tinged celebration of trans joy, which refreshingly builds its conflict without jumping for trauma tropes. Ages 13--up. Agent: Victoria Marini, Irene Goodman Literary. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Magic -- Fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
Fairies -- Fiction.
Transgender people -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Witch fiction.
Transgender fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario, Canada :Inkyard Press,2021
Language English
Description 421 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781335212795
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