In a time of deadly crisis, Linden alone has the power to save her people.
The faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people's magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally—a human boy named Timothy.
Soon Linden and Timothy discover a danger much worse than the Oakenfolk's loss of magic: a potent evil that threatens to enslave faeries and humans alike. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Tim and Linden must risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it's too late to save everyone they love.
R. J. Anderson has artfully crafted a world of stunning magic, thrilling adventure, and delicate beauty, where the key to the future is in an unexpected, forbidden friendship.
R. J. Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, schooled in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely. At the age of twelve she borrowed her parents' electric typewriter and began hammering out her first fantasy novel. Now married and a mother of three, Rebecca reads to her children the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and she tries to bring a similar sense of humor, adventure, and timeless wonder to her own work. She is also the author of Wayfarer, Arrow, and the teen psychological thriller Ultraviolet.
“Wayfarer is a charming tale of lore, faith, and magic.”
-Aprilynne Pike, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Wings
“R.J. Anderson creates a beautifully-written world combined with a thrilling, addicting read.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
PRAISE FOR SPELL HUNTER:“Anderson crafts lore–true characters in our modern world. I was overjoyed to find this gem.”
-Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
“This is the best kind of fantasy: a book that makes fairies wonderfully real and maybe even living in our own backyards.”
-Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief
“Pure pleasure.... A particularly charming, well-drawn romantic thriller. Highly recommended.”
-The Times London
“Anderson is a gifted writer with a sure touch for both characterization and plot, and Knife is an absolutely fantastic protagonist - fiercely independent and curious. This book is a page-turning romp.”
“A gripping and involving story.”
-School Library Journal