The Dark Lord Clementine

The Dark Lord Clementine

By:  Horwitz, Sarah Jean

9781616208943
$26.95 Hardback
 2019/10/01
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2019/10/01
Algonquin Books

Limited ***

5.5 X 8.3 in
336 pg



JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
The new face of big evil is a little . . . small.
 
Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous has been groomed since birth to be the best (worst?) Evil Overlord she can be. But everything changes the day the Dark Lord Elithor is cursed by a mysterious rival.

Now, Clementine must not only search for a way to break the curse, but also take on the full responsibilities of the Dark Lord. As Clementine forms her first friendships, discovers more about her own magic than she ever dared to explore, and is called upon to break her father’s code of good and evil, she starts to question the very life she’s been fighting for. What if the Dark Lord Clementine doesn’t want to be dark after all?
 

"The descriptions of magical beings are fittingly awe-inspiring  . . . this inventive fantasy twists conventions while involving readers through good storytelling laced with irony and wit."
Booklist

“After luring readers in with wordplay and tongue-in-cheek, genre-savvy humor, the plot takes an emotionally rich thematic turn, dwelling on community and forgiveness—all the while building toward a mythical, mystical arc involving the unicorn. The few action sequences are mined for utmost impact, as are the slice-of-life scenes and flashback vignettes . . . Absolutely delightful.”
Kirkus Reviews


SARAH JEAN HORWITZ was raised in New Jersey, where her love of storytelling grew from listening to her mother’s original “fractured fairy tales.” She lives in Boston. Find her on Twitter, @sunshineJHwitz, or at sarahjeanhorwitz.com.