This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller
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A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT...
In this entertaining fantasy series opener, billed as a prequel to Colfer's Land of Stories series, a girl pursues her destiny, defying the rigid gender roles and draconian laws of a kingdom that has outlawed magic and forbidden women from reading. Diehard bibliophile Brystal Evergreen, 14, is disowned by her family after she manifests magical talents and is sentenced to a workhouse; shortly afterward, the enigmatic Madame Weatherberry rescues her to study at her newly established Academy of Magic, in an attempt to reverse public prejudice against benevolent magic users, whom she calls fairies to differentiate them from very real, very wicked, witches. At the Academy, Brystal learns to embrace her inner self, achieve her full potential, and reconcile the disparate parts of her identity. When a deadly conflict brewing in the north forces Madame Weatherberry to leave, it's up to Brystal and her newfound school friends to harness their powers and save the day. With its focus on chosen family, accepting one's true self, and changing public perception through normalization, it's easy to spot Colfer's gentle, if unsubtle, metaphors for marginalized experiences ("Someone's existence is never a choice, or a fault, and it's certainly not a crime"). Strong characters and an engaging story line make this a thoroughly satisfying adventure that can stand alone for Colfer newcomers. Ages 8 12. \n
First time reading I already fell in love with brystal. She had a love of books like I do. I found this book a very fun read!
Omg I read all of your land of stories book including this one and can’t wait for the second one I have been a long time fan of yours since you where one of my favorite on glee Kurt Hummel was one of my favorite characters he taught me so many thing I would love to meet you in person and talk to you about your books and praise you more for your increadble acting you did in the past love you Chris hope you are well during this time of the pandemic heather
The first full series I ever read was the land of stories. I went to barns and noble with my step dad to find a book I would enjoy reading and I saw the book with the golden words-The Land Of Stories. I think I was in third grade when I read the first book and I loved it. Then I got the rest of the series for my birthday and got the last book of the series a year later. I’m a teenager and still it’s my favorite book series I’ve ever read. Yesterday, my stepfather that I love so much, gave me a tale of magic. I started reading right away and I read all night until 11 pm. I’m only about a little more than half way through and I already love it. When reading the land of stories in elementary it made me wish that I would have a life like how the main characters in his books did. I mean I love reading. I’ve read all twilight, all hunger games, all 5th waves, all Harry Potter, but The Land of Stories will always be my favorite. Because it was those books who started it all for me. My love of reading fully started with Chris Colfers book-The Land Of Stories. And now I’m reading another book related to the land of stories and it’s like being in elementary again. Read this book. You’ll love it.