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  • Written by: Chris Colfer
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  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Written by: Chris Colfer
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Publisher's Summary

This number New York Times best seller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans!

When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility.

But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn’t return.

Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever?

Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new.

A number one New York Times best seller
An IndieBound best seller
USA Today best seller
A Wall Street Journal best seller

©2019 Chris Colfer (P)2019 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"It's hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star's grandmother...Colfer gets off many good lines [and] the nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures." (Publishers Weekly)

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Very well written and narrated

I’ve enjoyed listening to this audiobook and looking forward to the ones following! Very well done, Chris Colfer!

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awesome

land of stories is good too and Chris colfer is my favourite author ever!! loooove

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  • 2023-02-16

Super enjoyable

I have Chris colfer’s other books ( i.e land of stories) and thoroughly enjoy both series its a great story with all the books connected, the tale of magic even though it came out after it a great add on if you have all ready read land of stories because the characters make more sense, a definite must read and listen to especially with Chris Colfer’s reading of the book you get to hear how the character sound in his head with being the author and that’s a treat

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  • 2020-09-13

Perfect

Lots of great stories that touch on larger themes in our world. A great prequel series for The Land of Stories telling the creation of the Fairy Godmother.

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omg

it is really good I read the wishing spell book I suggest anyone can listen to.chris colder is really good at reading

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My favourite story’s

I have the other Chris Colfer books like the land of story’s, a tale of sorcery, a tale of witch craft, I love Chris Colfer’s story’s!!!

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Fun, engaging story

Chris Colder channels the fantastical tales of Enid Blyton with the zany characters of Roald Dahl. While this story isn't quite on par with those two authors that shaped my childhood, I couldn't help but think of them as I listened to the author read his fun, engaging story.

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Amazing prequel

This book is the much needed prequel for lovers of the Land of Stories.

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A beautiful story with a beautiful message

This story holds a a mirror of fantasy over many subjects we deal with in our day to day lives, such as discrimination, acceptance of different groups, empowerment and even political corruption. Worth the read and the listen!

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Great story

The only thing that bothered me is the over use of the work ‘however.’ Still a great story and the narrator really brings everything to life!

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