A Widdershins Adventure
By Ari Marmell
Pyr, Hardcover, 9781616145477, 273pp.
Publication Date: February 21, 2012
But now, in the midst of Davillon's political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she's built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go.
Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her--but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don't finish the job first.
"[T]he plot is relentless and the characters likable. . . . [A] classic adolescent journey. For teens already reading adult fantasy but wanting something a bit more on their level, this hits the spot perfectly."
"I wouldn't be surprised if exciting new fantasy authors were one day compared to Ari Marmell."
—Fantasy Book Critic
"Marmell has a clever sense of humor."
“Marmell's debut YA novel is a dark, brutal fantasy set in a complex and engaging world…Widdershins is an intriguing heroine, able to handle herself on the streets, though her naïveté shows at endearing moments. Readers seeking out a strong heroine in a well-crafted fantasy world will enjoy this title and look forward to the second.”
—School Library Journal
"Widdershins is not your average heroine. Adept with her blade and her wits, sassy and sensitive, she should appeal to older teens both male and female."
—RT Book Reviews, Three Stars (ENJOYABLE- Pleasant Read)
“An interesting world is created in Thief’s Convenant, with many twisting conflicts that converge into one. …The setting is a very enjoyable city that every fantasy lover would embrace without a thought. All of the characters are lively, and everyone will love Olgun, Widdershin’s personal god.”
—Sacramento Book Review/ San Francisco Book Review