Tess Pendragon & The Wand of Avalon
by KR Matthews
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2022
"An imaginative coming-of-age story that’s a promising series starter." - KIRKUS REVIEW
The line of Merlin has survived. . . Two children born in exile. One good. One evil. Only one can take the throne.
Harry Potter meets The School of Good & Evil in this exciting new adventure series about a young child's quest to reclaim the magical throne, and the other child whose destiny it is to defeat her.
Three days. That’s all that stands between eleven-year-old sorceress Tess and knowing the truth of her legendary ancestry. For as long as she can remember, Tess has lived at a secret magical boarding school, shrouded in mystery. By now, she’s had enough of snobby blonde witches, nagging magical pets, and brewing lessons that require handling spotted bat poop. There’s something far greater for her outside The Brumhopper School of Magic, she’s sure of it.
But when shadowy visions begin stirring inside of Tess, a dark prophecy is revealed that will alter her life forever… An ancient evil has been awakened, and its shadowy powers reside in another young girl, whose destiny is to hunt and destroy Tess.
And it seems that she has found her.
In a whirlwind adventure, Tess must escape the secret school to journey through troll-owned estates, dodgy pubs with singing moose heads, underground jousting pits, and even a haunted dragon tomb, all to retrieve the Wand of Avalon—A wand that belonged to Merlin himself—which can unite the realm and save her friends from the evil that threatens to destroy them.
Will Tess accept the truth of her family name and her role in the greater battle to come? Or will the Realm be cursed into the shadows forever?