“A standout among quest tales for middle graders.” —Kirkus Reviews
A heart-pounding adventure starring a strong heroine who is battling the challenges of being a legend—perfect for reading aloud with the whole family.
"Exciting, fast-paced, and beautifully written! The perfect follow-up to the first book, and by the end, readers will be clamoring for more!" —Jennifer A. Nielsen, The New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince
In this Scottish medieval adventure, after attempting a daring rescue of her war-band family, Drest learns that Lord Faintree's traitorous uncle has claimed the castle for his own and convinced the knights that the lord has been slain . . . by her hand. Now with a hefty price on her head, Drest must find a way to escape treacherous knights, all the while proving to her father, the "Mad Wolf of the North," and her irrepressible band of brothers that she is destined for more than a life of running and hiding. Even if that takes redefining what it means to be a warrior.
About the Author
Diane Magras is author of The New York Times Editors' Choice, The Mad Wolf's Daughter, as well as its companion novel, The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter. She's addicted to tea, castles, legends, and most things medieval. She lives in Maine with her husband and son and thinks often of Scotland, where her books are set.
“Magras deftly balances introspection and action as Drest proves herself willing to risk everything—and the result will leave readers cheering. . . . A standout among quest tales for middle graders.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Magras maintains the breathtaking pace of the previous book . . . In addition to all the action, the book is laced with humor while maintaining an undercurrent of thoughtfulness. No sophomore slump here: the book is every bit as good as its predecessor.”—Booklist
"The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter is a gripping, white-knuckle adventure. Readers will love cheering for this unforgettable heroine." —Dan Gemeinhart, author of The Honest Truth and The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
“The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras is that rare sequel that both builds on and outdoes its predecessor. Exciting and fulfilling, the book expands on the themes of moral tension wrought between individual conscience and family ties, along with a well developed array of friendships and heart-pounding action scenes.”—Publishers Weekly ShelfTalker, written by Kenny Brechner, DDG Books