Knife by R. J. AndersonKnife by R. J. Anderson


byR. J. Anderson

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn't been hard, with many dangers and much adversity. But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, her adventures really take off...

Don't read this book if you're expecting fairy dust - the last thing Knife is likely to wield is a magic wand...

Rebecca Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she discovered more contemporary authors like Ursula LeGuin, P...
Title:KnifeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Hachette Children'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1408303124

ISBN - 13:9781408303122

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful start to a series Bryony, aka Knife, is a curious young faery. She yearns for the world outside the oak tree in which all the faeries dwell. On her first mis-adventure outside, she comes face to face with a boy. This is the beginning of her fascination with the outside world. Her quest for knowledge about humans leads her to question life in the tree and what happened to change it so drastically. I was totally captivated by this story and wonder why I hadn't read it earlier. It is full of strong female characters that I couldn't help but love. I particularly like Thorn, the Queen's Hunter, who teaches Bryony how to survive out of doors. This is a good example of history being written by the victor. Without being taught faery history, the new generations have forgotten their rich past and are struggling to hold on to a future. And that human boy Paul, he was also changed by that chance encounter with Bryony. He is a flawed young man, but a good person which makes him a wonderful addition to the otherwise female fast. This book should have wide appeal to young readers and is suitable for parents and kids to read together. I listened to the unabridged audio book as read by Emma parish. 7 hours 16 minutes. She did a terrific job of voice characterization and showed excitement and enthusiasm as she read. This book was published in the United States under the title Spell Hunter. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This book a great read. It was hard to put down
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! I got hooked on this book from page one. I loved all the characters! So strong! Can't wait for book two!
Date published: 2017-06-27

Editorial Reviews

"Compelling and mature...maintains its suspense to the final page"-Books Quarterly (Waterstone's)