The Far West by Patricia C WredeThe Far West by Patricia C Wrede

The Far West

byPatricia C Wrede

Hardcover | August 1, 2012

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From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, afantastic tale of magic on the western frontier

Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child...but also the seventh daughter in her family. Her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful double seventh son. Her life at the edge of the Great Barrier Spell is different from anyone else's that she knows.

When the government forms an expedition to map the Far West, Eff has the opportunity to travel farther than anyone in the world. With Lan, William, Professor Torgeson, Wash, and Professor Ochiba, Eff discovers that nothing on the wild frontier is as they expected.

There are strange findings in their research, a long prairie winter spent in too-close quarters, and more new species-magical and otherwise, dangerous and benign-than they ever expected to find. And then spring comes, and the explorers realize how tenuous life near the Great Barrier Spell may be if they don't find a way to stop a magical flood in a hurry.

Eff's unique way of viewing magic has saved the settlers time and again, but this time, all of Columbia is at stake if she should fail.

Patricia C. Wrede is the universally acclaimed author of The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series, including Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons, as well as other novels, including Mairelon the Magician, The Magician's Ward, and, with Caroline Stevermer, Sorcery and Cecelia, The Grand T...
Title:The Far WestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.53 × 5.73 × 1.22 inPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545033446

ISBN - 13:9780545033442

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Frontier Magic Book One: Thirteenth Child"I plunged in and couldn't put it down until I finished. It's a fascinating adventure in an America where an 'unlucky' thirteenth child finds her own magic on a frontier where the dragons and the mammoths play." - Tamora Pierce*"Effortless... The culminating adventure of this volume ties up Eff's coming-of-age with a frontier-style bow while leaving her poised for more adventures-many more, readers will hope.- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Fantasy readers looking for a great new series to get wrapped up into will appreciate and enjoy Wrede's cast of characters and all the implications magic holds with them." -