Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.51in x 5.7 x 1.39 in | 1.12 lb
Page Count:416 pages
Illustrations:ENDPAPERS; 1 INTERIOR ILLUS.
THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES, A DEADLY EDUCATION and THE LAST GRADUATE, WERE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS, with THE LAST GRADUATE reaching #4. This magical series follows a young woman on her path to adulthood as she faces issues such as sexism, prejudice, and inequality, powerfully subverting stereotypes and readers’ expectations with strong and empowered characters.
BOOK THREE OF A MAGICAL SERIES WITH REAL-WORLD THEMES, AND IN WHICH REAL WORLD-DECISIONS CAN HAVE MAJOR CONSEQUENCES: After her stunning success with the standalone novels Uprooted and Spinning Silver, this is Novik’s first series since her Temeraire books.
THE SCHOLOMANCE IS NOVIK’S FASTSEST-SELLING SERIES YET: combined sales of the first two books over 300,000 units and counting
TRADE PAPERBACK OF BOOK 2, THE LAST GRADUATE, ON SALE FEBRUARY 2022
MAPS AND DIAGRAMS INCLUDED IN BOOK
NOVIK’S PREVIOUS SERIES STILL GOING STRONG: Uprooted was Novik’s modern take on Eastern European fairy tales; Spinning Silver was her take on the Rumplestiltskin fairy tale and Jewish folklore in Russia. Now Novik offers her inimitable take on what could be called a modern fairy tale: the school for the magically gifted.
BESTSELLING TEMERAIRE SERIES REISSUES IN 2022: all 9 books in the series will be reissued in trade paperback by 11/8/22.
Praise for A Deadly Education
“A gorgeous book about monsters and monstrousness, chockablock with action, cleverness, and wit…Naomi Novik deliciously undoes expectations about magic schools, destined heroes, and family legacies.”—Holly Black, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Eyeball-meltingly brilliant…Novik is, quite simply, a genius.”—Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken
“The Scholomance is the dark school of magic I’ve been waiting for, and its wise, witty, and monstrous heroine is one I’d happily follow anywhere—even into a school full of monsters.”—Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale
“Novik skillfully combines sharp humor with layers of imagination to build a fantasy that delights on every level. I loved this brilliant book.”—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
“Novik puts a refreshingly dark, adult spin on the magical boarding school…. A must-read for fantasy fans.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for The Last Graduate
“The climactic graduation-day battle will bring cheers, tears, and gasps as the second of the
Scholomance trilogy closes with a breathtaking cliff-hanger.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Sardonic students, gruesome monsters, growing friendships, and a touch of romance create a highly readable story…. Book three can’t come fast enough.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Naomi Novik’s Scholomance series, about kids at a preposterously deadly magical school, stands out in a ridiculously crowded field. Its sheer viciousness, its grim humor, and its complicated interpersonal politics are an immediate draw.”—Polygon
“Truly one of the best fantasy series out there right now, and it’s not close.”—Culturess