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The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter
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The companion to a New York Times Editors' Choice and Kids' Indie Next List Pick—a heart-pounding adventure starring a strong heroine who is battling the challenges of being a...
The companion to a New York Times Editors' Choice and Kids' Indie Next List Pick—a heart-pounding adventure starring a strong heroine who is battling the challenges of being a...
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  • The companion to a New York Times Editors' Choice and Kids' Indie Next List Pick—a heart-pounding adventure starring a strong heroine who is battling the challenges of being a legend—perfect for reading aloud with the whole family.
    "Exciting, fast-paced, and beautifully written! The perfect follow-up to the first book, and by the end, readers will be clamoring for more!" —Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times Bestselling Author of The False Prince
    In this Scottish medieval adventure, after attempting a daring rescue of her war-band family, Drest learns that Lord Faintree's traitorous uncle has claimed the castle for his own and convinced the knights that the lord has been slain . . . by her hand. Now with a hefty price on her head, Drest must find a way to escape treacherous knights, all the while proving to her father, the "Mad Wolf of the North," and her irrepressible band of brothers that she is destined for more than a life of running and hiding. Even if that means redefining what it means to be a warrior.

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    part one: the bounty

    1

    THE WARNING

    A crow's shattering creea sounded beyond the healer's hut from somewhere on the village path.

    "Did you hear that?" Drest bolted up from the floor, thumping her shoulder painfully against the heavy wooden bed. "That's Tig's crow."

    "Was it one call?" Emerick, the injured knight—nay, lord—who had been her companion for the past six days, sat up and pushed away the blankets. "Or was that two? Drest, can you defeat two enemies?"

    She reached up for the dagger sheathed against her ribs. "I can try."

    "No, what am I saying? I'm half-asleep." He wiped his fair hair from his sweating forehead. "Will you help me up? We must hide in the woods." He tried to swing his legs over the bed, but stopped, seized in pain.

    Carefully but firmly, Drest pushed him back onto the bed. "Nay, we don't need to hide. Mordag was only waking you, Emerick. She knows how well you heal when you're woken in the night and need to flee." She patted his bandaged chest. "This is nearly as good as being on the road, is it not?"

    "I have my soundest sleep, of course, when I'm woken every few hours fearing for my life." He wet his lips. "Was that one call, or two? Where's Tig? Has he not heard Mordag's warning?"

    "Tig's at the mill and he's surely heard it. But if you like, I'll go out and see what's there." Drest pointed to Wimarca, the village healer, who was sleeping by the circle of embers in the center of the room. "Wake her if you need her."

    "If I need her? Drest, there is surely someone out there. Mordag doesn't make that call for nothing." Emerick grabbed her arm, his grip surprisingly strong, though it trembled. "You've not slept for I don't know how many days. You've barely eaten. If you try to challenge anyone, you'll fall. Drest, you're weak as a kitten—"

    "A wolf cub. I'm as weak as a wolf cub who smells its prey." Gently, Drest pried his fingers from her arm. "And if I find someone, I'll slay him, or hide from him, or mock him. I'm good at that, see. And I'll be back before you know."

    Emerick frowned. "If Mordag is warning us of knights again, you must run. Run where they cannot find you. Wimarca can help me, but you must go, as swiftly as you can. If they catch you, they'll kill you this time."

    Drest scrambled away from the bed, no longer in Emerick's reach. "Are you worried for me? Strange. I am a legend, and I seem to make it through anything that tries to set me back. I've saved your life twice. I intend to do it again."

    "Thrice," Emerick said gloomily. "You've saved my life thrice." He sighed. "Please be careful."

    "I always am."

    She bowed low, then slipped to the door and outside.

    2

    THE TERROR OF THE WOODS

    Drest trotted away from the hut and into the woods, her jeweled dagger now drawn. It made her feel strong, though a sword at her hip would have made her feel better. Once she was deep among the trees, she listened, then went on. She brushed past leafy branches, over mossy stones, as silent as the mist that shrouded the night around her.

    Each time she'd heard Mordag's call for the past week, an enemy had been near:

    A bandit on the dusty road.

    A knight with his sword raised in a castle chamber.

    An army of castle men streaming into the woods after her family.

    The crow called again: a lingering note of warning. It was louder now, and close.

    Drest shivered in her thin tunic with its ripped-off sleeves. The night was cold and damp. All around her, the trees formed monstrous shapes, their branches weaving above her...

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  • Kirkus

    January 1, 2019
    In the gripping last act of The Mad Wolf's Daughter (2018), crafty Drest escaped with her life from Faintree Castle--but doing so has made her the prime target in a traitorous plot. In addition to freeing her da--the Mad Wolf--and her brothers from Faintree Castle, she also saved Emerick, Lord Faintree, from his scheming uncle. They are recovering with friend Tig's family in Phearsham Ridge when a disguised castle knight infiltrates the town, spreading lies. He is searching for Emerick. And because Drest has become his protector, a price is on her head. The Mad Wolf is determined to protect Drest, but his methods no longer suit her. She, Emerick, and Tig refuse to go on the run, planning instead to take the battle to Faintree Castle. But who's loyal? Who's duplicitous? In feudal 13th-century Scotland, powerful alliances are necessary for success, as the thoroughly researched story makes clear, and forging them allows Drest to continue to develop her newfound diplomatic skills, solidifying her reputation as an ingenious, righteous leader. Her position is not an easy one, as the political winds continue to shift, betrayals abound, and battles rage. Magras deftly balances introspection and action as Drest proves herself willing to risk everything--and the result will leave readers cheering.Fair-minded men and strong women in unusual roles make this a standout among quest tales for middle graders. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)

    COPYRIGHT(2019) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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