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The Wren Hunt

(2018)
(The first book in the Wren Hunt series)
A novel by

 
 
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS TEEN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018

'Beautiful, eerie, dark and dreamy' MELINDA SALISBURY

'Watson's writing has the sort of poise rarely found in a debut' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE
'Thrilling and otherworldly' SUNDAY TIMES


Every winter, Wren Silke is chased through the forest in a warped version of a childhood game. The boys who haunt her are judges, powerful and frightening pursuers, who know nothing of her true identity. If they knew she was an augur, their sworn enemy, the game would turn deadly.

But Wren is on the hunt, too. Sent undercover as an intern to the Harkness Foundation – enemy headquarters – her family's survival rests on finding a secret meant to stay hidden. As the enmity between two ancient magics reaches breaking point, Wren is torn between old loyalties and new lies. And trapped in the most dangerous game of her life.

Part thriller, part love story, this captivating debut novel will leave readers spellbound.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A beautiful mix of myth and magic and discovering the path you want to tread." - Karen Gregory

"The most superb collection of character and fantasy and love and landscape I have read since Phillip Pullman's Northern Lights." - Hilary McKay

"[I have] fallen under the spell of The Wren Hunt, a beautifully written story and unlike anything I have read ... Magical and real." - Jenny McLachlan

"Beautiful, eerie, dark and dreamy." - Melinda Salisbury

"The Wren Hunt rings with ancient, subtle magic, masterfully transmuted into words. A tale that gets into your bones." - Samantha Shannon

"Folklore, secrets, betrayal, magic, forbidden love and dark discoveries. Eerie, atmospheric, seductive and completely captivating." - Katherine Webber


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Used availability for Mary Watson's The Wren Hunt

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
ISBN: 1-68119-859-2 / 978-1-68119-859-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
ISBN: 1-5476-0249-X / 978-1-5476-0249-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Ya
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
ISBN: 1-5266-0625-9 / 978-1-5266-0625-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
ISBN: 1-4088-8493-3 / 978-1-4088-8493-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
ISBN: 1-72134-061-0 / 978-1-72134-061-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wren Hunt
Author(s): Mary Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU