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Knife: Book 1

R.J. Anderson

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Knife, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

KNIFE is a classic fairy story, with a feisty heroine and a dark side...

Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn't been hard, with many dangers and much adversity. But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, her adventures really take off...

Don't read this book if you're expecting fairy dust - the last thing Knife is likely to wield is a magic wand...

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Praise for Knife: Book 1

  • Readers will fall in love with Anderson's debut. - The Times

  • Compelling and mature...maintains its suspense to the final page - Books Quarterly (Waterstone's)

  • Perfect for the kind of girl who enjoys fantasy with a dash of romance - The Times

  • Pure pleasure...highly recommended - The Times

  • A compelling adventure/love story - Financial Times

  • Love, fear, compassion and courage are woven into a magical story - Amanda Craig, The Times

  • This is the best kind of fantasy: a book that makes fairies wonderfully real - Sarah Prineas, author of THE MAGIC THIEF

  • Romance, intrigue, mystery, adventure. I didn't want to put it down! - Cork Evening Echo

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R.J. Anderson

Rebecca Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.

As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she discovered more contemporary authors like Ursula LeGuin, Patricia A. McKillip and Robin McKinley, and learned to take as much pleasure from their language as the stories they told.

Now married and the mother of three young sons, Rebecca reads to her children the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar sense of humour, adventure, and timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and young adults.

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