Deonn’s Legendborn was the 2021 recipient of the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award for New Talent Author Award. The YA Fantasy novel was an instant best-seller and is the first in an upcoming trilogy. Simon & Schuster describes Legendborn as “Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.” The classic legend being King Arthur.
The book follows Bree Matthews. After her mother dies in an accident, she leaves home to attend her mother’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Upon arrival, Bree unexpectedly uncovers a centuries-old supernatural war and the world of the ‘Legendborn’, a secret society made up of the magic-wielding, demon-fighting direct descendants of King Arthur and his knights. As she dives deeper into this dangerous world, Bree becomes increasingly suspicious about what really happened the night her mother died. Perhaps it was not an accident after all. In her quest to unravel this mystery, Bree will discover her own unique magical abilities, and will have to answer to her fate in the impending magical war. ~Deadline.
For an in-depth synopsis and to find out more about Tracy Deonn, visit Legendborn’s Simon & Schuster page, here.