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  • Wildlord

    By Philip Womack

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    A suspenseful teen fantasy about young love, dark mystery and magic.
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    'A voice came from the shadows.
    ‘Thomas Swinton. Welcome, Thomas Swinton.
    Welcome 
    home at last.’'

    Gripping teen fantasy, filled with romance, dark mystery, and magic.

    Something is menacing Mundham Farm. Does it come from outside – or within?

    Who or what are the Samdhya, the supernatural people described in the old handwritten diaries Tom finds in his uncle’s house?

    As Tom starts to uncover the truth, he is confronted with a stark choice: on the one hand, infinite power; on the other, freedom. Which will he choose?

    'Ancient sorcery and wild magic clash in this thrilling tale which explores love, loss, and the power of friendship.' – Katherine Langrish, author of From Spare Oom to War Drobe

    'A gripping, morally complex fantasy by one of my favourite YA writers. Philip Womack deserves to be much more widely read.' – Meg Rosoff, author of The Great Godden

    'Made me feel I was reading a classic from the shelves of my childhood.' – Jonathan Stroud, author of The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne

    'Womack’s stylish prose makes this fantasy novel very much worth reading.' – The Irish Times

    'Wildlord crackles with an otherworldly atmosphere reminiscent of the great Alan Garner.' –  The Financial Times

    'A richly atmospheric and beautifully written addition to literature about the fiercer kind of fairy.' –   New Statesman

    'Womack infuses the novel with a creeping sense of disconnection from the contemporary world, emphasizing this ethereal tale’s claustrophobic atmosphere.' – Publishers Weekly

    'A magical tale of malevolence, which spirits readers away on a journey through history and mystery.' The Echo

    'Fans of Sarah Maria Griffin’s Other Words for Smoke will enjoy this darkly glittering and malevolently magical tale of found family, betrayal and power.' – Paper Lanterns

    'If you’re looking for a gripping adventure with a supernatural edge, this is just the ticket.' – CityKids

    'A beautifully written, highly imaginative fantasy adventure.' – The Meath Chronicle

    'A wonderfully heady and atmospheric adventure … Womack is a fine writer.' –   LoveReading4Kids

    'Wildlord weaves magic and folklore into a thought-provoking teen adventure.' – CultureFly

    'Philip Womack is skilful at creating suspense.' –  Armadillo Magazine

    'A very different kind of story.' – School Library Journal

    'A fantastic YA story.' – ***** NetGalley Review

    'This was a great suspenseful novel, it worked well as a teen novel and I think adults would enjoy this too.' – ***** NetGalley Review

    Philip Womack is a British author and journalist. His writing has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Literary Review and The TLS. His books for children and teens include fantasy trilogy The Darkening Path and The Arrow of Apollo. The nonfiction How to Teach Classics to Your Dog was published in 2020.

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    Description

    'A voice came from the shadows.
    ‘Thomas Swinton. Welcome, Thomas Swinton.
    Welcome 
    home at last.’'

    Gripping teen fantasy, filled with romance, dark mystery, and magic.

    Something is menacing Mundham Farm. Does it come from outside – or within?

    Who or what are the Samdhya, the supernatural people described in the old handwritten diaries Tom finds in his uncle’s house?

    As Tom starts to uncover the truth, he is confronted with a stark choice: on the one hand, infinite power; on the other, freedom. Which will he choose?

    Praise

    'Ancient sorcery and wild magic clash in this thrilling tale which explores love, loss, and the power of friendship.' – Katherine Langrish, author of From Spare Oom to War Drobe

    'A gripping, morally complex fantasy by one of my favourite YA writers. Philip Womack deserves to be much more widely read.' – Meg Rosoff, author of The Great Godden

    'Made me feel I was reading a classic from the shelves of my childhood.' – Jonathan Stroud, author of The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne

    'Womack’s stylish prose makes this fantasy novel very much worth reading.' – The Irish Times

    'Wildlord crackles with an otherworldly atmosphere reminiscent of the great Alan Garner.' –  The Financial Times

    'A richly atmospheric and beautifully written addition to literature about the fiercer kind of fairy.' –   New Statesman

    'Womack infuses the novel with a creeping sense of disconnection from the contemporary world, emphasizing this ethereal tale’s claustrophobic atmosphere.' – Publishers Weekly

    'A magical tale of malevolence, which spirits readers away on a journey through history and mystery.' The Echo

    'Fans of Sarah Maria Griffin’s Other Words for Smoke will enjoy this darkly glittering and malevolently magical tale of found family, betrayal and power.' – Paper Lanterns

    'If you’re looking for a gripping adventure with a supernatural edge, this is just the ticket.' – CityKids

    'A beautifully written, highly imaginative fantasy adventure.' – The Meath Chronicle

    'A wonderfully heady and atmospheric adventure … Womack is a fine writer.' –   LoveReading4Kids

    'Wildlord weaves magic and folklore into a thought-provoking teen adventure.' – CultureFly

    'Philip Womack is skilful at creating suspense.' –  Armadillo Magazine

    'A very different kind of story.' – School Library Journal

    'A fantastic YA story.' – ***** NetGalley Review

    'This was a great suspenseful novel, it worked well as a teen novel and I think adults would enjoy this too.' – ***** NetGalley Review

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    About the Author

    Philip Womack

    Philip Womack is a British author and journalist. His writing has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Literary Review and The TLS. His books for children and teens include fantasy trilogy The Darkening Path and The Arrow of Apollo. The nonfiction How to Teach Classics to Your Dog was published in 2020.

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