Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.
To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Taninli, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.
The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo’s highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance.
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2011) — U.S. and Canada
Young Adult Fiction
Hardcover ISBN: 9780316040075
Paperback ISBN: 9780316039994
Ebook ISBN: 9780316175203
Atom Books (2011) — U.K. and Australia
Paperback ISBN: 9781907411090
“The Fox” is a short story set two years after the events in Huntress, from the perspective of Kaede. First published in the Summer 2011 issue of Subterranean Magazine Online, it was included in the paperback edition of Huntress, and is now available to read for free online.
- Finalist for the 2012 Lambda Literary Award (Children’s/Young Adult)
- An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
- A Top 10 Selection of the 2012 Rainbow List
- Selected for the 2012 Amelia Bloomer Project List
- Selected for the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books for Teens
- A 2011 Locus Recommended Read (Young Adult)
- Long-listed for the 2011 James Tiptree, Jr. Award