From the leading talent in fantasy, a magical coming-of-age trilogy with a hilarious female anti-hero - a darker more intelligent Harry Potter for adults.
An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six, Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular fascination with the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O'Brian and Jane Austen. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City along with many purring computers.
The Scholomance is the dark school of magic I've been waiting
for, and its wise, witty, and monstrous heroine is one I'd happily
follow anywhere-even into a school full of monsters. --
Sharp as a fang, funny and ruthless, this still manages to conjure up powerful observations about friendship, exclusion and privilege. * DAILY MAIL *
From the author of Spinning Silver comes a story set in an austere school for the magically gifted which houses unfathomable secrets and dark challenges for its students. Weaving together suspicion, danger, sorcery, monsters and humour, A Deadly Education is a magnificent return to form from Naomi Novik. * WATERSTONES *
Eyeball-meltingly brilliant. Novik is, quite simply, a genius. -- KIERSTEN WHITE
A Deadly Education is a nightmare from which I never wished to wake. Savage, inventive, and soulful, Novik grasps the totems of childhood that linger in your mind-schools of magic, curses, cutthroat classmates, monsters-only to twist them into a grand new tale that'll make you believe in magic again.