by Callie Bates
Why Our Staff Love The Waking Land: This is the first novel in what is sure to be a beautifully written and enchanting fantasy trilogy, filled with all the things that we love in young adult fiction. There’s magic, rebellion, adventure, and romance, along with a strong cast of characters. Best of all, the story is centred on a courageous heroine, Elanna, whose uniquely beautiful magical abilities are the major standout of this book - this is a stunning debut which will just leave you wanting more!
Book Description: It's been fourteen years, since King Antoine took Elanna hostage. Fourteen years since her father's rebellion failed. Fourteen years spent being raised by the man who condemned her people to misery. A man she's come to love as a father. Now 20, Elanna is about to be taken prisoner once again... but this time by her father's mysterious righthand man.Her father wants to reignite his rebellion, this time using Elanna as figurehead. He will tell his followers she is the legendary Wildegarde reborn, a sorceress who could make the very earth tremble.But what no one knows is that magic really does flow through Elanna's veins. Now she must decide which side she's on, and whether she'll use her powers for mercy... or revenge.