The Iron Witch

Publisher: Corgi Children's

Review

The first novel in an urban fantasy series based around teenage, homeschooled, Donna. In an American society which unknowingly exists alongside the world of Faerie, dark elves are resentful of humans, and desperate to regain both their eternal life and their kingdom.

Savaged as a child by one of the Faerie monsters, her father killed and her mother traumatised, Donna underwent a magical reconstruction of her arms. When the Elf Queen snatches her best friend, Donna and her new friend Xan, half-faerie, half-human, seek to rescue him and the magician who saved her arms, outwitting malevolent alchemists and journeying into the Faerie kingdom.

Issues around family, disability, racial prejudice, bullying and changing relationships underpin a fast-moving adventure story.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

A Hollow in the Hills

Author: Ruth Frances Long

Izzy, who is only just getting used to her new powers, must try to stop a war breaking out. Hunted into the hills, she encounters an angel of death. This is a magical fantasy, brimming with suspense and adventure.

Read more about A Hollow in the Hills

The Call

Author: Peadar O’Guilin

The Call masterfully blends fantasy, horror and folklore. The Sídhe are vicious fairy-type creatures, banished by humans to another land. They take their revenge by 'calling' teenagers to the Grey Lands - where they are hunted, tortured or killed.

Read more about The Call