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The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans Series #1)

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans Series #1)

by Graci Kim

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This first book in Graci Kim’s A Gifted Clans series infuses Korean folklore with magic, humor, and heart to create a fantastical adventure story about sisterhood and the power of belonging. This enchanting debut is a brilliant addition to the Rick Riordan Presents line.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim's thrilling debut, now in paperback, about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.


"Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information."--New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

Riley Oh can't wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister's footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she's a saram--a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she's ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.
Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie's magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family's old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie's initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It's a perfect plan!

Until it isn't. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie's life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.

"A fun, new magical world that promises more adventures to come."--Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN-13: 9781368061278
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Series: Gifted Clans Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 11,076
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.55(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Graci Kim is a Korean-Kiwi diplomat turned author who writes about the magic she wants to see in the world. The Last Fallen Star was her middle grade debut, and there are two more Gifted Clans novels to come: The Last Fallen Moon and The Last Fallen Realm. In a previous life she used to be a cooking show host, and she once ran a business that turned children's drawings into plushies. When she's not lost in her imagination, you'll find Graci drinking flat whites, eating ramyeon, and most likely hugging a dog (or ideally, many). She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @gracikim and Instagram @gracikimwrites.

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