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The stunning first book in an exciting new fantasy trilogy! Murder, thievery, witchcraft, and betrayal—fans of Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, and Kristin Cashore take note!

Julia has the unusual ability to be … unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses.

It’s a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it’s a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned—crime pays.

She’s being paid very well indeed to infiltrate the grand house of Mrs. Och and report back on the odd characters who live there and the suspicous dealings that take place behind locked doors.

But what Julia discovers shakes her to the core. She certainly never imagined that the traitor in the house would turn out to be … her.

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  • Readers will find themselves immediately immersed in the narrative and invested in the fate of Julia, who is both feisty and flawed. There is a richness to this inaugural volume of the Witch’s Child trilogy, and readers will be hard pressed to put it down. Booklist starred review
  • Julia's a wonderful, fully realized heroine with moral dilemmas aplenty. For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu's The Rose Society, a well-realized page-turner in the same vein. Kirkus Reviews
  • A fast-paced, deftly written fantasy with a complex and memorable protagonist. I can’t wait for the next installment! Juliet Marillier, author of Wildwood Dancing
  • "Julia's complexities fascinate. In the suspenseful, action-packed debut of the Witch's Child trilogy, Catherine Egan spins out a dark and deep world of magic and crime. Shelf Awareness
  • "Following Julia and her comrades makes for a tricky, frightening, relentlessly exciting adventure colored with moral ambiguity and magical intrigue. The Horn Book Magazine

    "This is a great choice for true fantasy lovers. The worldbuilding is exceptionally done. A truly outstanding first book in what is sure to be a sought-after series.
  • "Right from the start, it’s nearly impossible to put this book down. Equally difficult is pinning down its genre, as it has elements of fantasy, mystery, romance, action, and adventure—there’s even a search for a serial killer. Egan’s world-building is as richly realized as her characters. Julia’s home of Spira City, a world of ritual cleansings, witch drownings, and religious power struggles, resembles medieval Europe; Julia is feisty, fierce and believably flawed, and her many dilemmas and difficult moral choices add real depth to an already-suspenseful plot.  Happily, this is the first of a series, called The Witch’s Child, and there are more adventures to come. Lynn Rutan, The Booklist Reader
  • “Julia’s complexities fascinate. In the suspenseful, action-packed debut…Egan spins out a dark and deep world of magic and crime.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • The first book in the Witch's Child trilogy has adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time. Catherine Egan is an exciting new talent. Hypable.com
  • Egan's debut novel sparkles. A beautifully rendered world and exquisite sense of timing ensure a page-turning experience. Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “Egan’s debut novel sparkles. A beautifully rendered world and exquisite sense of timing ensure a page-turning experience.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Readers will find themselves immediately immersed in the narrative and invested in the fate of Julia, who is both feisty and flawed. There is a richness to this inaugural volume…and readers will be hard pressed to put it down.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Julia’s a wonderful, fully realized heroine with moral dilemmas aplenty…[in this] well-realized page-turner.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This reads like a steampunk novel with some advanced technology and takes place in a mostly Victorian world. There are references to drinking and sex, although they are handled with a light touch. The story ends with a cliff-hanger. Verdict: Recommend to fans of light fantasy and character-driven narratives.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Narrator Erin Spencer introduces listeners to Julia…an extraordinary thief and a superb spy. But living with thieves and cons has made her tough and coldhearted, traits that Erin Spencer ably conveys. Spencer also expresses Julia’s vulnerability and growing discomfort as she collects information in a house filled with secrets. Narrator Will Damron’s delivery of the vignettes between chapters adds to the story’s mystery and suspense. Spencer gives listeners entry into a fascinating kingdom where any misstep can mean death.”

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