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The Culling Trials: Book 1

(2019)
(The first book in the Shadowspell Academy series)
A novel by

 
 
A Teenage Girl Torn from her Family Must Survive a Series of Deadly Trials to Earn her Place in a Dangerous School of Magic, from Bestselling Authors K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer

You don't choose The Academy. The Academy chooses you.

I had no idea how those words would change my life, until the day the most dangerous man I've ever met waltzed onto my farm and left us a death sentence.

My younger brother has been chosen for The Academy: the prestigious, secret school of magic hidden within the folds of our mundane world. A place where there's no guarantee you'll make it out alive. If he doesn't go, our entire family will be killed.

It's the same invitation my older brother received three years ago - and he never came home. The Academy has already killed one sibling, and I'll be damned if they take another. So I do the only thing an older sister can: chop off my hair, strap on two bras to flatten the girls, and take my brother's place.

Magic and monsters are real. Assassins are coming for me, and the dead are prone to rise. What's a girl faking it as a boy supposed to do? Being accepted into an elite school of magic, monsters, and assassins was not my idea of higher education. But here I am, fighting my way through the deadly physical and mental tests of the Culling Trials to claim my right to be taught.

In a cutthroat world where no one is as they seem, the golden rule is simple: Trust no one. The Academy tells us we should just look out for ourselves. That we should leave the fallen behind and ask no questions.

Not on my watch.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

November 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials
Author(s): Shannon Mayer, K F Breene
ISBN: 1-5107-5510-1 / 978-1-5107-5510-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sky Pony
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials
Author(s): Shannon Mayer, K F Breene
ISBN: 1-987933-52-4 / 978-1-987933-52-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials (Book 1)
Author(s): K F Breene, Shannon Mayer
Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU