Legendborn by Tracy Deonn audiobook

Legendborn

By Tracy Deonn
Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781534441606

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797113487

  • ISBN: 9781797113470

Runtime: 18.91 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

Finalist for the 2021 Hugo Award

#1 Amazon bestseller

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

A flying demon feeding on human energies.

A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.

And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.

The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Will be a favorite of contemporary fantasy readers. Highly recommended.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Well-crafted allusions to established legends and other literary works are delightful …This is the fantasy novel for all once and future fans of suspense-filled storytelling.” Kirkus Reviews
“Deft and insightful blending of Arthurian legend and Southern Black American history make for an engrossing tale of mystery, romance, and finding your place in the world.” Alyssa Cole, author of A Princess in Theory

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Author

Author Bio: Tracy Deonn

Author Bio: Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn is an author of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning of Legendborn. She grew up in central North Carolina and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked in live theater, video-game production, and K–12 education. She speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions. She can be found on Twitter at @TracyDeonn and at TracyDeonn.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 18.91
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English