Knife by R J  Anderson


Written by R J Anderson
Part of the Knife Series

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This is no ordinary fairytale; in fact if you're expecting fairy dust don't read this book as the last thing Knife is likely to wield is a magic wand. She's a feisty heroine but with a dark side. It's classic storytelling but with a truly original premise that will grip you to the page.

There are humans at the bottom of the garden, and a glimpse inside their forbidden House convinces Knife that they have knowledge that could help her dying people. But if the human world has so much to offer, why is the fairy Queen determined to keep her people away from it? Is there a connection between the House and the fairies' loss of magic? And why is Knife so drawn to the young Paul McCormick - that strangest of creatures, a human male?

So, if you looking for something different that's full of action-packed adventure or you've enjoyed reading C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien you'll love this brilliant debut.

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'Knife woke in a cloud of sweat, the torn edge of her wing sizzling with pain. How long had she lain unconscious? Her worst fears had come to pass: she was trapped, flightless, a prisoner. The humans had put her in a box, and now they had come to torment her.'


Knife by R J Anderson

Once upon a time, a fairy is born. She lives in an old oak tree at the bottom of a garden with the rest of the fairy folk. Never has she known a time when life hasn't been hard, with many dangers and much adversity.

But when she becomes the Hunter of the group and learns to do battle in the outside world, her adventures really take off.


RJ Anderson's debut novel unexpectedly evolves into a compelling adventure-cum-love-story. Financial Times A lively and engrossing debut novel. Books For Keeps Captivating. The Times Readers will fall in love with Anderson's debut. The Times Compelling and mature...maintains its suspense to the final page Books Quarterly (Waterstone's) Perfect for the kind of girl who enjoys fantasy with a dash of romance The Times Pure pleasure...highly recommended The Times A compelling adventure/love story Financial Times Love, fear, compassion and courage are woven into a magical story Amanda Craig, The Times This is the best kind of fantasy: a book that makes fairies wonderfully real Sarah Prineas, author of THE MAGIC THIEF Romance, intrigue, mystery, adventure. I didn't want to put it down! Cork Evening Echo

About the Author

R J  Anderson

Rebecca Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.

Now married and the mother of three young sons, Rebecca reads to her children the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar sense of humor, adventure, and timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and young adults.

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320 pages


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Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

8th January 2009




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