The Well of Prayers by Anne Boles LevyThe Well of Prayers by Anne Boles Levy

The Well of Prayers

byAnne Boles Levy

Hardcover | August 9, 2016

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The follow-up to The Temple of Doubt, by the author who Jonathan Maberry called “a powerful new voice in teen fantasy fiction. . . . Expect great things!”

Hadara, now sixteen years old, is still recovering from the night she assisted the Azwans, mighty magi, in destroying a demon that fell from the stars. She has a new job as an apprentice healer and wants to put her past—and her doubts—behind her.

On the planet Kuldor and beyond, it is deemed a sin to doubt the god Nihil’s magic, and heresy to fail to worship him correctly. The Azwans, still on Hadara’s island home, have begun punishing disbelievers with a vengeance.

Hadara can’t shake her own skepticism, though, especially when she suspects that the demon they destroyed isn’t entirely gone. What if bits and pieces are, in fact, floating around inside her and maybe taking root? Since she stood at the altar that fateful night, she’s developed the ability to understand foreign tongues, among other odd talents she never had before. Had she perhaps swallowed some part of the dying demon? She suspects no one can answer that question for her, but she doesn’t trust anyone enough to ask it.

But then a temple guard who she once thought was dead comes back into her life and points her toward new truths and a new sense of purpose: somewhere in the murky jungles surrounding her city, another people beckon her and demand she fulfill the destiny foretold by the falling star.
Anne Boles Levy currently teaches English to middle schoolers after more than two decades of writing and editing for print, web, and radio. Anne is a graduate of Smith College and studied abroad at University College London. She also has her master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Anne is an amateur silversmith and the absen...
Title:The Well of PrayersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:364 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 9, 2016Publisher:Sky Pony PressLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

"Anne Boles Levy continues to weave her magic in this highly compelling sequel. Rich in vivid imagery, complex mythology, and lush writing, The Well of Prayers will sweep you into a fantasy world that will leave you breathless." —Amalie Howard, IndieNext author of Alpha Goddess and the Riven Chronicles series"Hadara is the only one who can lead her people out of occupation. And she is lost. Anne Boles Levy has written another page-turner full of religious riddles, tempting twists, and dangerous magic. Bravo." —Janet Lee Carey, award-winning author of the Wilde Island trilogy"In this second volume of the Temple of Doubt series, heroine Hadara continues to follow her own path in a strictly regimented world determined to keep her in her place. Exciting magical battles, life-or-death action, and healthy helpings of romance and humor keep Hadara's story compelling, and the world she lives in is astonishingly innovative in a way that few fantasy novels achieve. Hadara's cheeky wit is a welcome companion for readers as they follow her journey to discover who she truly is—and how much power she wields in a society whose traditions would keep women powerless." —Sarah Jamila Stevenson, author of The Latte Rebellion, Underneath, and The Truth Against the WorldPraise for The Temple of Doubt"Levy shines brightest in her potent descriptions of settings and her imaginative scenes." —Kirkus Reviews"The Temple of Doubt launches a powerful new voice in teen fantasy fiction. Anne Boles Levy brings serious game with her first novel. Expect great things!" —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and The Nightsiders"In a society where going against the grain can bring shame, punishment, and even death, being different is dangerous. But Hadara's differences are what make her special and Hadara's struggles to defend her family, her world, and her soul against the Temple's meddling make for a gripping adventure. The Temple of Doubt's inventive and richly realized world will have readers immersed from the start and eager for the sequel." —Sarah Jamila Stevenson, author of The Latte Rebellion, Underneath, and The Truth Against the World"The Temple of Doubt fascinated me. With a determined heroine who forges her own path, intricate worldbuilding, and a tantalizing plot that hints at more intriguing revelations to come, Anne Boles Levy shows herself to be a promising new writer. I can't wait to see where Hadara's journey takes her next." —Eilis O'Neal, author of The False Princess"Hadara may think of herself as a bad student and a wavering believer, but in truth, she is brave, strong, and often hilarious as she struggles to protect her family and find a place for herself within a culture that devalues her. Levy has a knack for exposing the ridiculousness of rigid belief while highlighting the real power that doubt has to transform a society." —Sara Holmes, author of Letters from Rapunzel and Operation Yes"A thrilling fantasy introducing an exceptional new heroine whose fearless challenges to authority and adventurous spirit could make or break her entire world. The Temple of Doubt captivates page after page, twist after twist. Clever Hadara is in danger from all sides, from the invading army, the compelling soldier Valeo who tears her city apart, and the secretive and devious Azwans who sacrifice innocents to serve their powerful god. Yet something more powerful than these has fallen from the sky—something alien and shining that is meant only for her." —Janet Lee Carey, award-winning author of In the Time of Dragon Moon"Fiercely original with a capable and plucky heroine, The Temple of Doubt rips open a door to a fresh new fantasy world. With a gorgeously written narrative and its intricate world building, fantasy readers are in for a treat. Hadara is a compelling heroine whose misadventures and missteps will only make you love her more." —Amalie Howard, author of the Aquarathi series, the Almost Girl series, and Alpha Goddess"What a wonderful heroine and wonderful world Anne Boles Levy has given us in this beautiful debut novel—one I certainly wish had been around when my daughters were young. They'd have fallen in love with Hadara as much as I have. Can’t wait for Book II!" —Bruce McAllister, author of The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic