Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2020
18 hours 54 minutes
An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, power, and self-discovery” (Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles).

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.
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Felice D.

I wish the story was as interesting as the clover is beautiful

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Shaniece P.

I really enjoyed this book. The story flows beautifully, the writing is a little green but I think the author finds their footing after the first few chapters. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Trixy S.

Its the first book in a long time that had me clinging to each and every page. The magic, young love and bravery. I hate that I'm almost done with it... Can't wait for the other book!

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For a Fantasy YA, it rings all the bells. I couldn’t guess some twists and for that, I’m thankful. The narrator kept my interest on the different character voices.

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Omg I loved this book and the narrator…. I couldn’t stop listening

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Enjoyed every second!

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Melason B.

This book is a 15 out of 10. This is by far the best fantasy novel to date about a believable black character written in today's time. It brings in all the culture themes from today with the history of blacks in the South. The narrator does not disappoint. You will be glad you picked this one.

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