Drift & Dagger (Hardcover)

By Kendall Kulper

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316404532, 368pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

List Price: 18.00*
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Description

In Mal's world, magic is everything. But Mal is a "blank," the anti-magic. Blanks can't be hexed or cursed or saved or killed by magic. And everyone is afraid of them--even Mal himself.
So Mal hides what he is--except from Essie Roe, a witch and his best friend. On the day Essie reveals his secret and casts him out from the only home he's ever known, Mal experiences the true shock of betrayal.
Now Mal travels the world in search of rare, illegal magical relics. When his partner in crime, Boone, hears rumors of a legendary dagger that can steal a witch's power, Mal knows he's finally found his means of revenge. But as the chase for the fabled knife takes them from Boston to Paris to Constantinople, Mal realizes there are secrets afoot that he's only beginning to understand--and all the while the blank monster inside him threatens to escape.


About the Author

Kendall Kulper grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Boston with her husband, daughter, and dog. She graduated from Harvard University, where she studied history and literature. Thanks to "Salt & Storm" and "Drift & Dagger," she knows more about nineteenth-century whaling than she ever imagined.