Wildsmith: City of Secrets by Liz Flanagan


Rowan starts to embrace her gifts as a magical Wildsmith who heals and speaks to animals. But saving a young Pegasus brings difficult decisions….

Danger comes closer than ever, threatening her family and even Rowan’s own life. When she is betrayed, which friends can she trust? With her family divided and war still raging, where does Roman belong now?

I absolutely loved the first instalment of the Wildsmith series and this really did not disappoint. This is the second book in this wonderful charming series, and is full of magic, mystery, adventure and you just want to keep the pages turning. A stunning fantasy read for middle-grade readers, this book is about friendship, magic and is gripping from start to finish.

Combing magical creatures, including baby dragons with themes of wildlife conservation, this book is clearly written from experience of fostering animals as Liz has written from the heart. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Joe Todd-Stanton this book will make a wonderful addition to any upper primary school library classroom and I can’t wait to read more in the series.

Wildsmith: The Hidden Sea is publishing in June 2024!

A huge thank you to UCLan Publishing for sending me a copy of, Wildsmith: City of Secrets, to read and review on my blog.

You can buy/pre-order this fabulous book from all booksellers, online and of course using any independent local bookshop.

About the Author:

Liz Flanagan is an award-winning author who writes for children and young adults. Her books include Dragon Daughter, Rise of the Shadow Dragons and Eden Summer. Liz’s past roles include working as an editor and managing a writing centre. She combines writing with teaching and lives in Hebden Bridge with her family. She loves the landscape of her hometown and goes out running in the woods and hills most days, accompanied by her terrier.

About the Illustrator:

Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and received a first-class degree in illustration from UWE Bristol. He is the author and illustrator of The Secret of Black Rock, which won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2018 and was long listed for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

You can find Liz at:

Website: http://www.lizflanagan.co.uk

Twitter: @lizziebooks

Instagram: @lizziebooks17

Publishing Information:

Publisher: UCLan Publishing

Publication Date: 6th April 2023

Paperback RRP £7.99

ISBN: 978-1915235077

Suitability: Age 7+

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