Shadowspell Academy: The Culling Trials (Hardcover)
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A Teenage Girl Torn from her Family Must Survive a Series of Deadly Trials to Earn her Place in a Dangerous School of Magic, from Bestselling Authors K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer
You don't choose The Academy. The Academy chooses you.
I had no idea how those words would change my life, until the day the most dangerous man I’ve ever met waltzed onto my farm and left us a death sentence.
My younger brother has been chosen for The Academy: the prestigious, secret school of magic hidden within the folds of our mundane world. A place where there’s no guarantee you’ll make it out alive. If he doesn't go, our entire family will be killed.
It’s the same invitation my older brother received three years ago—and he never came home. The Academy has already killed one sibling, and I’ll be damned if they take another. So I do the only thing an older sister can: chop off my hair, strap on two bras to flatten the girls, and take my brother’s place.
Magic and monsters are real. Assassins are coming for me, and the dead are prone to rise. What’s a girl faking it as a boy supposed to do? Being accepted into an elite school of magic, monsters, and assassins was not my idea of higher education. But here I am, fighting my way through the deadly physical and mental tests of the Culling Trials to claim my right to be taught.
In a cutthroat world where no one is as they seem, the golden rule is simple: Trust no one. The Academy tells us we should just look out for ourselves. That we should leave the fallen behind and ask no questions.
Not on my watch.
About the Author
K.F. Breene is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and fantasy novels. With nearly three million books sold, when she's not penning stories about magic and what goes bump in the night, she's sipping wine and planning shenanigans. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, and out of work treadmill.
Shannon Mayer is the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestselling author of urban fantasy, epic fantasy, and paranormal romance novels and series. She has sold more copies of her books than she can count on one hand--close to three million. She lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals, many of which show up in her books as sassy side characters.
Praise for Shadowspell Academy:
“Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games in a bold twist on a classic magical young adult adventure.” —Jaymin Eve, bestselling author of Supernatural Academy
"Shadowspell Academy is a delightfully brilliant read. Combine J.K Rowling with Suzanne Collins and you get Breene and Mayer. "—Robyn Peterman, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
"Breene and Mayer take the reader on a pulse-pounding ride along the the edge of a knife in this binge-worthy tribute to Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen."—Marin Maddix, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author
“Dark, dangerous and addictive, Shadowspell Academy is the fantasy series of the year! The story wrapped its magic around me from page one [to the] nail-biting end!”—Debra Dunbar, Bestselling Author of The Imp Series
“Powerhouse authors Mayer and Breene have created a captivating world. With memorable characters and an exciting storyline, the Shadowspell Academy is impossible to put down. Absolutely riveting!”—Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Otherworld Series
“Rich world-building and well-developed characters, Shadowspell Academy was an adrenaline rush from start to finish. The identity of the villain kept me guessing to the very end. Five enthusiastic stars!”—Denise Grover Swank, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
“As a fan of tough, brave, and smart leading women, Wild ranks right up there as one of my favorites. I love her as much as I love Tris from Divergent. Her magical abilities are only outshined by her cunning. An exciting supernatural ride that will keep you hooked from beginning to end!”—Renee George, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Peculiar Mysteries series
"When K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer get together it's pure writing magic! Shadowspell Academy takes the college admission process to a whole new action-packed level."—Michelle M. Pillow, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Warlocks MacGregor series
"Dark family secrets, thrilling adventures, and a haunting mystery spiked with a hint of romance. Shadowspell Academy has it all."—Hailey Edwards, USA Today Bestselling Author