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Shadowshaper Legacy (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3)

By Daniel José Older   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9780545953009 Hardcover
432 Pages | 5.842" x 8.551" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9780545953016 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 14 & Up

The epic conclusion to the acclaimed Shadowshaper Cypher series!

A house divided. Sierra and the shadowshapers have been split apart. Juan, Anthony, and Izzy are in jail, anxiously waiting to find out what will become of them. Back in Brooklyn, the other shadowshapers have been getting threatening messages from whisper wraiths, catching strangely shaped figures stalking them, and fending off random spirits. A war is brewing among the houses, and the very magic of the shadowshapers is at stake. The fate of the worlds. Sierra is determined to protect her own in the coming conflict, even if that means keeping secrets from them. But a deal with Death by one of Sierra's ancestors has far-reaching consequences in the battles of the present, and as old fates tangle with new powers, Sierra will have to harness the Deck of Worlds and confront her family's past if she has any hope of saving the future and everyone she loves. Only doing so will mean following the magic to places the shadowshapers have never gone before . . . and may never return from.New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older spins a masterful conclusion to his evocative and captivating Shadowshaper Cypher series in a finale of searing rebellion, the power of fate, and a magic unlike anything you've ever imagined.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Shadowshaper
A Top Ten YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
A Top Ten ALA Quick Pick
A Kirkus Prize Finalist
An Andre Award Nominee
A New York Times Notable Children's Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

"In the best urban fantasy, the city is not just a backdrop, but functions as a character in its own right . . . That is certainly true in Daniel José Older's magnificent Shadowshaper, which gives us a Brooklyn that is vital, authentic, and under attack . . . Older is able to infuse Shadowshaper with the spirit of Brooklyn in the summer, where the possibility of magic hangs shimmering in the air. This is a world that readers cannot help wanting to live in and, as with all great urban fantasies, harboring a suspicion that perhaps we already do." — Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and The Iron Trial, in the New York Times Book Review

"The strength of Older's tale is in his meticulous attention to the details of the life of a brown-skinned, natural-haired Puerto Rican teenage girl. Older's storytelling is rich enough to warrant such treatment, because this is a world that will stay with readers long after the last page." — Los Angeles Times

"Older's book is a first-rate example of how representation, diversity and themes of social justice and identity can be skillfully woven into a narrative — not so that they disappear, but so that the story pivots on them in a way that is authentic, exciting, and ultimately satisfying." — Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

* "Warm, strong, vernacular, dynamic — a must." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Excellent diverse genre fiction in an appealing package." — School Library Journal, starred review

* "What makes Older's story exceptional is the way Sierra belongs in her world, grounded in family, friends, and an awareness of both history and change." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Smart writing with a powerful message that never overwhelms the terrific storytelling." — Booklist, starred review

Praise for Shadowhouse Fall
A Locus Award Finalist

"Older takes the idea of fantasy as metaphor and smashes it to bits, bringing us to a Brooklyn steeped in magic that feels utterly real and punch-to-the-gut perilous. A powerful adventure that blurs the line between the real and the imagined in daring, breathtaking ways, Shadowhouse Fall is not only a thrilling hero's journey, but a magical revolution on the page." — Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

"Brilliant . . . A novel about Brooklyn, love, spirituality, family and something else. Something I can't even explain but am enthralled by and want more of. This is the beauty and magic of Older's writing — he leaves us openmouthed and speechless, asking 'What just happened to me?!' Loved this book." — Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times bestselling author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming

"Shadowhouse Fall flips and reshuffles principles of light and darkness in stunning revelation after revelation. Older's vivid ink and prose deftly obliterates any bounds between a tangible and a supernatural Brooklyn. I am still under its spell." — Rita Williams-Garcia, three-time Coretta Scott King Author Award-winner


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