The Wizards of Once (Hardcover)

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Xar is the son of the king of the wizards. Wish is the daughter of the queen of the warriors. Bodkin is Wish's assistant bodyguard. The wizards and the warriors have been at war for centuries. It all started when the warriors started suppressing magical land and the witch wars took place. Witches were dark creatures with the darkest kind of magic. But a wise wizard once said: Magic can be suppressed, but never fully destroyed...
Cowell's story swept me away... to the British Isles before they were the British Isles. Her book is filled with her own, new type of magic. Let it be known that I greatly recommend this book to 2nd-9th graders. Even for adults looking for a good, quick read.

— Robert


The instant New York Times and International Bestseller

In the first book of a new series by the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in a thrilling and enchanting adventure.

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.

With Cressida Cowell's trademark wit, and the same stunning combination of action, adventure, humor, heart, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved bestselling franchise, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

About the Author

Cressida Cowell is the #1 internationally bestselling author and illustrator of The Wizards of Once and the How to Train Your Dragon series. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland, where she spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island. She now lives in Hammersmith, England, with her husband, three children, and a dog named Pigeon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316508339
ISBN-10: 0316508330
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Wizards of Once