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The Witch Hunter

(2015)
(The first book in the Witch Hunter series)
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Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practise it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning.

When Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she's arrested and thrown in prison. The king declares her a traitor and her life is all but forfeit. With just hours before she's to die at the stake, Elizabeth gets a visitor - Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in Anglia. He offers her a deal: he will free her from prison and save her from execution if she will track down the wizard who laid a deadly curse on him.

As Elizabeth uncovers the horrifying facts about Nicholas's curse and the unwitting role she played in its creation, she is forced to redefine the differences between right and wrong, friends and enemies, love and hate... and life and death.

The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Crisp writing, a fast pace with bloody action, and the all-important monster rats make this story of a bold but more-vulnerable-than-she-realizes witch hunter a strong fantasy debut." - Kate Elliott

"Elizabeth is an endearingly flawed heroine, and the other characters are just as nuanced and delightful. With an immersive world and fast-paced, addictive plot, The Witch Hunter is perfect for those looking for their next fantastical adventure." - Emily Lloyd-Jones

"Sassy and smart, this page-turning fantasy is full of action, wit, and magic. I ate it up in one sitting and demand more...now!" - Beth Revis

"[Filled] with everything a good fantasy book needs: swords, poison, black magic, and betrayal. Elizabeth Grey is a tough, feisty protagonist whose fearless heart takes more twists and turns than the narrow city alleys in which the story opens. A fun, corpse-ridden, blood-drenched debut." - April Genevieve Tucholke


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Used availability for Virginia Boecker's The Witch Hunter

Hardback Editions

June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Virginia Boecker
ISBN: 0-316-32700-X / 978-0-316-32700-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Virginia Boecker
ISBN: 0-316-32719-0 / 978-0-316-32719-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Witch Hunter: Book 1
Author(s): Virginia Boecker
ISBN: 1-4083-3522-0 / 978-1-4083-3522-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Witch Hunter: Book 1
Author(s): Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA