Banished is Liz de Jager’s debut novel and it is certain to make her the next big thing in British Fantasy. The book, while aimed at a YA audience will also appeal to adults, particularly fans of Neil Gaiman and other crossover titles such as those of Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. The story features seventeen year old orphan Kit who after the death of her grandmother discovers that she comes from a family of demon hunters. She is soon living with them at the mysterious Blackhart Manor training with weapons and magic. Left home alone to recover and rest after a successful mission Kit instead stumbles upon a Fae prince being attacked by goblins, she rescues him and becomes embroiled in a war between different Fae factions in which Prince Thorn is the unwilling pawn. As the war between fae breaks through into our own world Kit must rely on her own strength and ingenuity to keep herself and her new friend safe. Liz de Jager’s storytelling is a mile a minute thrill ride through mythology, folklore and fantasy. I hope this is the first of many books about the resilient and witty Kit Blackhart.
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