BOOK NEWS: Orbit has acquired Megan Bannen's adult debut, THE UNDERTAKING OF HART AND MERCY, set to hit bookstore shelves in Summer 2022! Read more about it here.
Books by Megan Bannen are available at HarperCollins Publishers, Bookshop, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Chapters, and from your favorite local booksellers.
“Bannen’s second stand-alone is deep, dark, and sweet; many teen readers question long-held beliefs, and they will appreciate seeing Gelya do the same. Recommended for all collections.” -- ALA Booklist
“An examination of faith, doubt, and trust wrapped inside a stirring fantasy plot….This deeply moving and thought-provoking adventure enthralls on multiple levels.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“The unpeeling of both Gelya and Tavik’s past traumas and the poignant rendering of love and faith in conflict are compelling, as is the inexorably tragic yet cathartic conclusion. The intersection of fantasy and religion falls somewhere between Duncan’s Wicked Saints and Nix’s Angel Mage, while the focus on personal faith and bodily autonomy (to say nothing of the romance between the heroine and her hunky, competent protector) will appeal to fans of Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy.”
-- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Bannen hurls readers headlong into a harrowing yet ultimately hopeful fantasy rife with action and intrigue. The duo’s witty banter and burgeoning romance temper the tale’s weightier moments." -- Publishers Weekly
"With Soulswift, Megan Bannen once again proves her knack for writing unforgettable characters and a story that, despite the heartbreak, will make you long to read it again." -- Tanaz Bhathena, author of HUNTED BY THE SKY
A sweeping and tragic debut novel perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Megan Whalen Turner. The Bird and the Blade is a lush, powerful story of life and death, battles and riddles, lies and secrets from author Megan Bannen.
“The Bird and the Blade is a tale filled with magic and mystery. It will entrance you from the first page. Meticulously researched and beautifully executed, this story will linger long after you have finished reading.” (#1 NYT bestselling author Renèe Ahdieh)
★ “Lavish, sweeping, and powerful…. A must-read for fans of heart-wrenching, sob-your-heart-out YA.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“A rich, imaginative tale that delivers thrilling characters, heartstopping action, and exciting intrigue with every turn of the page.” (Booklist)
“At once haunting and compelling, this tale of love and loalty will wreck you. Exquisite from the first note to the last.” (Natalie C. Parker, author of Beware the Wild)
“The Bird and the Blade has everything I want in a novel: vivid characters, sumptuous prose, romance, funny dialogue, and a sweeping storyline in an intricately researched world. This story will break your heart—but it will remake it, too.” (Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion)