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"That most rare and precious thing: a brand-new classic, both wholly original and wonderfully nostalgic."  —Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author

In the early 1900s, a young woman is caught between two worlds in H. G. Parry's spellbinding tale of miracles, magic, and the adventure of a lifetime.

Off the coast of Ireland sits a legendary island hidden by magic. A place of ruins and ancient trees, sea salt air, and fairy lore, Hy-Brasil is the only home Biddy has ever known. Washed up on its shore as a baby, Biddy lives a quiet life with her guardian, the mercurial magician Rowan. A life she finds increasingly stifling.
 
One night, Rowan fails to return from his mysterious travels. To find him, Biddy must venture into the outside world for the first time. But Rowan has powerful enemies—forces who have hoarded the world’s magic and have set their sights on the magician’s many secrets.
 
Biddy may be the key to stopping them. Yet the closer she gets to answers, the more she questions everything she’s ever believed about Rowan, her past, and the nature of magic itself.
 
Praise for The Magician's Daughter

"Brilliantly imagined. Parry blends mythic elements with wit and heart." —Lucy Holland 

"A compelling journey into a world of fading myth and mystery. The old magic runs deep in Parry’s veins.” —Cameron Johnston

For more from H. G. Parry, check out:

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

The Shadow Histories
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
A Radical Act of Free Magic

 

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Praise

"The Magician's Daughter is that most rare and precious thing: a brand-new classic, both wholly original and wonderfully nostalgic. It's an absolute treasure." —Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January
"From the mysterious and magical Hy-Brasil to the poorest streets of post-Victorian London, this exciting tale of a young woman caught between two worlds is brilliantly-imagined. I love the way Parry blends mythic elements with wit and heart. A fast pace, period detail and an intriguing cast of real, flawed people make The Magician's Daughter a book to be absolutely devoured."—Lucy Holland, author of Sistersong
"The Magician's Daughter is innovative fairy tale and deftly researched historical fiction in one, full of captivating magic and richly drawn characters. HG Parry crafts an evocative world rife with a struggle for equity, justice, and the occasional miracle that readers won't be able to forget."—Rowenna Miller, author of Torn
"There are the best kind of fairytale elements in The Magician’s Daughter—the ones that draw you in and make you believe that magic does exist. Animal familiars, an island that only appears on certain days, and a young heroine who learns the depths of her strength. I absolutely adored it!"—Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
"The Magician's Daughter casts a spell with its warm and subtle prose. Parry has created an enchantment of a novel?a coming-of-age story teeming with magic, with characters striving to change an unjust world?this is a book to be savoured."—E. J. Beaton, author of The Councillor
"A compelling journey into a world of fading myth and mystery, evoking the magic of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by way of The Dark is Rising. The old magic runs deep in H. G. Parry's veins. The Magician's Daughter is a true delight."—Cameron Johnston, author of The Maleficent Seven
"A coming-of-age fantasy...filled with heartbreak and wonder. Highly recommended for fans of heroine's journeys, steampunk alternate worlds, and stories about what happens after the magic goes away." —Library Journal
"Parry continues her hot streak of well-researched historical fantasy with this mix of bildungsroman and love letter to the 19th-century English canon...The magic system—which posits magic as a nonrenewable resource—works wonderfully as a metaphor for capitalism after 19th-century industrialization. Parry’s fans will not be disappointed."—Publishers Weekly
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