A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance, Book 1)

A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance, Book 1)

by Naomi Novik (Author)

New York Times Best SellerFrom the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.Finalist for the Lodestar Award“The dark school of magic Ive been waiting for.” (Katherine Arden, author of the Winternight Trilogy) I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life. Everyone loves Orion Lake. Everyone else, that is. Far as Im concerned, he can keep his flashy combat magic to himself. Im not joining his pack of adoring fans. I dont need help surviving the Scholomance, even if they do. Forget the hordes of monsters and cursed artifacts; Im probably the most dangerous thing in the place. Just give me a chance and Ill level mountains and kill untold millions, making myself the dark queen of the world. At least, thats what the world expects. Most of the other students in here would be delighted if Orion killed me, like one more evil thing thats crawled out of the drains. Sometimes I think they want me to turn into the evil witch they assume I am. The school certainly does. But the Scholomance isnt getting what it wants from me. And neither is Orion Lake. I may not be anyones idea of the shining hero, but Im going to make it out of this place alive, and Im not going to slaughter thousands to do it, either.Although Im giving serious consideration to just one.With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a school bursting with magic like youve never seen before, and a heroine for the ages - a character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come.The magic of the Scholomance trilogy continues in The Last Graduate. “The cant-miss fantasy of fall 2020, a brutal coming-of-power story steeped in the aesthetics of dark academia. ... A Deadly Education will cement Naomi Noviks place as one of the greatest and most versatile fantasy writers of our time.” (BookPage, starred review)“A must-read ... Novik puts a refreshingly dark, adult spin on the magical boarding school. ... Readers will delight in the push-and-pull of El and Orions relationship, the fantastically detailed world, the clever magic system, and the matter-of-fact diversity of the student body.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance, Book 1) by Naomi Novik

In a world where magic is a genetic trait, El Higgins is a teen witch who attends the Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted. El is not your average student, she's sarcastic, sharp-tongued, and quick to get into trouble. Unfortunately, her magical ability is also a constant threat to her life, making her days at the Scholomance a dangerous balancing act. El must learn to navigate the school's treacherous halls, make allies and enemies, and stay one step ahead of those who want to see her dead.

A Deadly Education is a coming-of-age story about friendship, magic, and the power of knowledge. Novik's writing is sharp and witty, and her characters are complex and relatable. The Scholomance is a fascinating world, and you'll be drawn into El's adventures from the very beginning. If you're looking for a book that's both entertaining and thought-provoking, then A Deadly Education is the perfect book for you.

Here are some of the things you'll love about A Deadly Education:

  • The fierce and independent El Higgins, who is a force to be reckoned with.
  • The Scholomance, a school for magic that is as dangerous as it is prestigious.
  • The diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique abilities and motivations.
  • The nail-biting plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • The thought-provoking themes of friendship, magic, and the power of knowledge.

If you're a fan of Harry Potter, The Magicians, or any other book that blends magic and adventure, then you'll love A Deadly Education.

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September 29, 2020