The Midnight Queen
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Gray Marshall’s Britain is a fragmented kingdom of many tongues, many gods and many magics. But all that concerns Gray is returning as soon as possible to his studies at Merlin College, Oxford and setting right the nightmare that has seen him disgraced and banished to his tutor’s home.
Sophie Callender may not have magic herself and a father who forbids his daughters a magical education, but her bookish rebellion and growing friendship with Gray are the first steps of a journey. A journey that will involve them in a conspiracy at the heart of the kingdom and into the legend of a young queen who vanished without a trace years before.
Sylvia Hunter has created a world that is both only slightly different and a far cry from the England we know of the 1800s, teeming with depth in language, myth and religion that defies easy categorisation.
‘The Midnight Queen keeps taking fresh turns. A fresh and inventive historical novel … I can’t wait to see what Sylvia Hunter does next’ – Marie Brennan, author of A Natural History of Dragons
What The Critics Said
'I was immediately drawn into this British alternate history fantasy world that author Sylvia Hunter has created.'
'There’s a lot packed into this book, the plot is definitely something you can get your teeth into. Intrigue, murder, magic, love, a hidden princess and a tragic secret or two. I really enjoyed this, the writing is pacey, the characters strong, and the plot kept me rapt. If you liked Sarah J. Maas’ ACOTAR series or Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha books then this is for you. I cannot wait to see what happens with Grey and Sophie in the next book, Lady of Magick.'
‘Elegantly written, fast-paced and highly original – a stunning story of magic, scholarship, and true love’
Juliet Marillier, author of Daughter of the Forest
'The Midnight Queen is insanely original and imaginative...
[it] combines action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, magic and romance, but it also features a lot of other cool things. I'm definitely going to be needing to read the other books!'