[CNZ] Title: The Wordsmith

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  1. Preorder available only to NZC attendees. 
  2. Purchase the first 3 volumes (The Locksmith, Engine of Lies, The Blacksmith) and preorder The Wordsmith.

The preorders will ship just before release day (15 February 2021)

Irene van Gelder’s drudge job is killing her, but how can she earn a living as an air witch when her own guild calls her a fraud?

The Fire Warlock doesn’t ask for her credentials, but with tensions rising between the Fire and Air Guilds, proving her value to him is not a safe move. With the White Duchess and her son intent on revenge, what defences can a failure as an air witch muster? All she has is words. Will that be enough to save herself, and Frankland?

  • The Wordsmith
  • Book 4: Reforging series
  • Author: Barbara Howe
  • NZ English
  • ISBN: 978-1-925956-57-3
  • RRP: UK £* AU$* US$* EU €*
  • Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia/IFWG Publishing International
  • Young Adult: Epic Fantasy novel
  • 314 pages – paperback   English
  • Binding: Perfect bound
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 152mm
  • eBook Formats: 15 February 2021
  • Key Words: Young Adult fiction, epic fantasy
  • Publication Date: 15 February 2021, world-wide
  • Distributor: (Australia/NZ) Novella Distributors; (North America) SPU/IPG; (UK/Europe) Gazelle; (elsewhere) Neilsen/Ingram