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The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen

The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen
William Ritter By (author)
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Algonquin Books

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5.5 X 8.3 in
320 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
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Fable—the bold, outspoken, and adventurous half-human daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark—takes center stage as she and her friends Tinn and Cole fight to prevent a war that threatens lives as well as peace, as the unspoken truce between humans and the creatures of the Wild Wood begins to crumble in this second book in the Oddmire series.


"The Oddmire series' memorable, inspiring characters are full of heart and, combined with the enchanting magic surrounding them, form the strong core of a burgeoning fantasy classic."
Booklist, starred review

“In another brilliantly written visit to Oddmire, Ritter returns to an already magical place filled with danger and intrigue, and adds a new chapter to an outstanding series. VERDICT Those who loved book one will adore book two. A wonderful addition to the series and to young fantasy collections.”
School Library Journal, starred review

"Ritter deftly executes the all-too-timely theme of racist demagoguery—and profiting from it—in a way that is realistic yet hopeful. He also leavens it with humor: Fable, particularly, is a reliable source of silliness and fart jokes . . . Captivating adventure, magical friendship, and just the right amount of goofiness."
--Kirkus Reviews


Author Bio

William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.The Oddmireis Ritter’s first series for middle-grade readers. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Jackaby series for young adult readers. Visit him online at and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.