Foxheart

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Hundreds of years ago, the Wolf King united the seven kingdoms of the Star Lands and began his Hunt, endeavoring to kill all the witches in the land. With seven enchanted wolves by his side, he has nearly eradicated witchcraft from the Star Lands, and the people worship him as a kind savior.

But when a man matching the Wolf King’s description attacks the convent where twelve-year-old Quicksilver has been raised, she quickly realizes the king is not who they thought he was.

Now running for her life, Quicksilver finds herself face to face with an older version of herself named Anastazia. Together with a young thief-in-training named Sly Boots and her dog, Fox, Quicksilver hurtles back through time in an attempt to dethrone the Wolf King before his Hunt is complete.

Full of magic, adventure, and an original and compelling cast of characters, Foxheart is a fast-paced fantasy reminiscent of Howl’s Moving Castle.

★ “Heart-pounding adventure, a commitment to remaining true to oneself, and deft storytelling distinguish Legrand’s epic action-fantasy.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

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a 2016 Junior Library Guild selection

 ★ “Heart-pounding adventure, a commitment to remaining true to oneself, and deft storytelling distinguish Legrand’s epic action-fantasy.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The beating heart of the story . . . is the bond between Quicksilver and Fox. . . . Those touched by the girl/wolf story in Rundell’s The Wolf Wilder will be drawn to the theme and find a similarly strange but successful mix of wit, pathos, and action here.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“[Quicksilver’s] gradual growth over the course of the novel is a powerful triumph. Quicksilver will resonate strongly with any reader who has ever reacted to fear by building emotional walls. Verdict: A fine purchase. Recommend to fantasy readers, especially fans of Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy.” – School Library Journal

“Snappy dialogue and creative fantasy elements–bloodthirsty unicorns, a dragon who collects teapots and is scared of ghosts–will delight seasoned fantasy readers, while the power of friendship between Girl and Fox gives the story depth.” – The Horn Book

” . . . a deeply satisfying stunner of a tale . . . There are a lot of positive messages about courage, friendship, forgiveness, sacrifice, and the value of working together — and Legrand is the all too rare author who lets her protagonist and her reader figure them out for themselves.” – Common Sense Media

“Legrand fills her story with magic, danger, and suspense, and places two fiery female protagonists at its helm. . . . Give to readers looking to go on a fantastical journey.” – ALA Booklist

“Claire Legrand’s tour de force delivers a magical misfit heroine and a heart-stealing dog in a riveting cosmic conflict, with much devastating loss and joyous triumph along the way. Foxheart brings a lot of positive messages as its imaginative plot unfurls, and raises a lot of relatable themes, from fledgling friendship gone wrong to abandonment issues. Legrand packs rich characterization, world-building, and exploration into her imaginative, fast-moving story. Many readers will want to bring along a box of tissues for the journey.” – Common Sense Media