Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and bestselling novelist. Her debut novel for children The Girl of Ink & Stars won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. Her work has been short- and long-listed for other major prizes including the Costa Award, and the CILIP Carnegie Award. Julia and the Shark was the Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year. Kiran lives in Oxford with her husband and two cats, in a house between the river and the forest.
The kind of fantasy adventure I have always loved: evocative and
imaginative and destined to be a classic
A stunning adventure story - masterly storytelling from Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Fierce, lyrical and compulsively readable; an earth-shattering fantasy
The Wolf Queen herself is majestically ambiguous, sometimes magnetic and inspiring, sometimes chilling. And every adventure is better with giant sea wolves
Bold, breathtaking and unbelievably beautiful fantasy
*A.F. Steadman, author of the Skandar series*
A truly epic fantasy adventure, full of wild magic, fierce bravery and the incredible power of love. I was utterly swept away by this masterpiece!
Kiran Millwood Hargrave has crafted a wholly original world full of wild magic and thrilling adventure. The story sings and soars with her gorgeous, lyrical prose. This is a book to treasure
Lyrical and engrossing from the first line
This is a lyrical masterwork - an epic adventure woven from myth and magic, friendship and darkness. I loved it!
The award-winning Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a class act embarking on an engrossing fantasy trilogy with In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen. Unlikely heroine Ysolda is made homeless by an earthquake and the arrival of the Wolf Queen's feared Ryders. Catapulted into a quest to rescue her imprisoned healer sister, she has to connive and plot to get near the answer to why everything is dying. Nuanced and varied female characters power this gripping, evocative plot about power-lust and the natural world in disarray.
The first in an epic fantasy trilogy from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen celebrates magic, nature and adventure
Part natural phenomenon, part myth, this immersive adventure is luscious and dark
*The Daily Mail*
This fantasy is one of the autumn's most exciting new books
*The Week Junior*
Animals and ancient magic thrill in the first of a new trilogy
This tale of adventure and magic is as brave as it is exciting
The start of a new series, this is a beautifully and gently written story that is part adventure, part fairytale, part mystery, and with underlying tones of magic and mythology. With a main character as fierce and brave as any you'd find in a Katherine Rundell novel, themes of environmental consciousness, and elements of Tolkien, it's an immersive and immensely enjoyable read
A fantastical adventure, built on the foundations of the real world, and brimming with the kind of alluring, elemental magic that stretches your imagination into the furthest and most fertile regions of the mind...a dazzling opener to what promises to be a modern classic
*The Lancashire Evening Post*
Rich in Millwood Hargrave's exquisite, atmospheric style. The world building is rich, as the reader is carried through ship-carcass built castles and eerily silent, boggy woods. In one chapter you feel you are hiking through the forest alongside Ysolda, in another rotting, salty sea air wafts from the page...a richly imagined new fantasy series about the power of nature and strength of sisterly love
Kiran is an exceptional writer whose world-building is always vivid and immersive...the book is one to savour and immerse yourself in...a must-read
*K & O Bonkers About Books blog*
I became completely absorbed in the story, with its amazing detail, descriptive text, and fast pace. I wait in anticipation for the next episode of this trilogy!
*The School Librarian*
This dark adventure weaves myths and natural phenomena in a twisty web
*The Daily Mail*
A stunning start to a dazzling trilogy
An epic adventure rooted in elemental magic of the natural world
First in a very special trilogy