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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y DEO (Text) 33500013313358 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y DEO (Text) 33500013313366 New Checked out 01/27/2021
Hallock Public Library ya DEO (Text) 35500006333171 New In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9781534441606
  • ISBN: 1534441603
  • Physical Description: 501 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Margaret K. McElderry Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"To discover the truth behind her mother's mysterious death, a teen girl infiltrates a magical secret society claiming to be the descendants of King Arthur and his knights"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #1
    *Starred Review* Drenched in Southern magic, Deonn's first novel puts a modern spin on Arthurian myth while exploring themes of power and heroism, and challenging expectations and racial prejudice. After her mom's death, Bree Matthews, a Black 16-year-old, flees her childhood home by enrolling in UNC-Chapel Hill's Early College program. Bree witnesses a demon attack on campus, and a teenage mage (called a Merlin) tries unsuccessfully to erase her memory. Instead, he inadvertently uncovers a buried memory that reveals a Merlin's presence at the hospital when Bree's mother died, and that the mage erased that night's events from Bree's mind. To find answers, Bree infiltrates the Legendborn, a secret society (traditionally white and racist) descended from the Knights of the Round Table that hunts demons. When she learns that a war is brewing between the Legendborn and demonkind, she must decide how deep into the society she will plunge and if the Legendborn's war is hers to fight. Legendborn is a story about how old histories inform the present, new pathways forward are forged, and traumatic pasts, like those possessed by the descendants of slavery, are systematically buried, bringing overdue reckonings when unearthed. Deonn's contemporary fantasy is a cultural gem that will connect readers with their roots in the most gut-punching, unapologetic of ways. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tracy Deonn is a writer and second-generation fangirl. She grew up in central North Carolina, where she devoured fantasy books and Southern food in equal measure. After earning her master&;s degree in communication and performance studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tracy worked in live theater, video game production, and K&;12 education. When she&;s not writing, Tracy speaks on panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions, reads fanfic, arranges puppy playdates, and keeps an eye out for ginger-flavored everything. She can be found on Twitter at @TracyDeonn and at

Subject: Secret societies > Fiction.
Genealogy > Fiction.
Demonology > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Colleges and universities > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.

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