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In an alternate United Kingdom, White Witches and Black
Witches live in a world otherwise populated by “fains,” those of us who are not
magical in any way. Nathan is known as a Half Code because his mother is a
White Witch and his father is a Black Witch. And not any Black Witch, Nathan’s
father Marcus is the most renowned, hated, and dangerous of the Black Witches.
Nathan’s life is controlled by the Council of White Witches
(of England, Scotland and Wales) … and he does his best to make their lives
miserable and evade their decrees … but they are capable of doing much worse
things to him, as he learns in this first book in an amazing trilogy from debut
author, Sally Green. Nathan’s mother is dead and his father is completely
unknown to him, but it increasingly seems that the answers to his current
dilemmas and to his ultimate understanding of his gifts and his role in the
world must come from his father … if he can find him. There is plenty of action
in this inspired debut and nothing is as black and white as it first seems!
Half Bad has already been sold into 42 countries, the
film rights sold to FOX, and the buzz has been going strong since the bidding
war at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2013. It is our YA Fantastic First Pick for March. Don’t miss this one.
From our January 2014 Newsletter: