March 2020 Children's & YA Sourcebooks

The Beast Charmer

Kingdom of Exiles Maxym M. Martineau

The Beast Charmer

Kingdom of Exiles
Maxym M. Martineau

Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Mar 2020 | Sourcebooks Fire | 9781728213798 | 480pp | 209x139mm | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$22.99

Age range 14+

I will not fall. I will not flee. I will not break. 

As a Charmer, Leena Edenfrell can tame the rare magical beasts that inhabit her world. When she's falsely accused of using her magic to charm a human, she's exiled and forced to sell her beloved beasts to survive. It's heartbreaking work, but if she can just make it through the next week, she'll have everything she needs to prove her innocence and return to the only home she's ever known. That is, until she learns that the Charmer's Council has sent Noc, the realm's deadliest hunter, to find her. And Noc will stop at nothing until she'd dead. 

Determined to evade capture, Leena offers the dangerous assassin a deal: four magical beasts in exchange for her life...beasts with powers strong enough to break the curse that's killed everyone he's ever loved. Noc needs Leena. Yet as these unlikely allies cross the realm in search of mythical creatures, Leena can't help but feel that Noc is hiding something-and that, no matter how hard she fights, her time may soon be running out.