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Australia/NZ - Allen & Unwin

Praise for League of Liars

“The plot is twisty in satisfying ways . . . [and with] romances, one steamy and one cozy, a fabulous setting, and complex, nuanced characters—what else could one want for a winter night’s reading?” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Scholte runs from strength to strength. . .  League of Liars is a rare book . . . It's a twisty, dark and intriguing mystery with a unique magic system and morally-gray characters.”

—Jessica Kramer, The Chronicle newspaper

Intriguing fresh spin on a the YA fantasy thriller.”

—Kylie Northover, The Age newspaper

“Expansive and original worldbuilding. . . A smart, suspenseful adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Think Law & Order meets Six of Crows in Astrid Scholte’s new title, League of Liars – a truly refreshing take on the tried-and-true fantasy genre. This book has everything for YA Fantasy fans, including jailbreaks, secrets, dark magic, mystery & intriguing courtroom drama – a truly captivating page turner for your TBR pile!”

—Hsu, Dymocks Category Manager

“Scholte has once again crafted a read-in-one-sitting thriller that satiates the desire for magic and fantasy while unravelling mystery upon mystery. It’s the perfect blend of suspense and drama, in which no one can be trusted and nothing is as simple as it seems."

—Jess Gately, The AU Review

“Full of dark intrigue and a thrilling mystery that will ensnare you until the end, League of Liars is everything I love in a story. From its phenomenal crew of misfits you can’t help but root for, to its immersive and enchanting world building, Scholte’s latest will have you savoring every page.”


—Adalyn Grace, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth

“League of Liars has everything you want in your next favorite thriller, from razor-sharp pacing to unforgettable characters and of course, the fresh and immersive world building you’ve come to know and love from Astrid Scholte. Don’t miss this twisty, heart-pounding fantasy!”


—Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series

“Bursting with originality and mile-a-minute action, the twists, turns and thrills kept coming!”


—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Illuminae and Aurora Rising

"League of Liars is a thrilling page-turner with enough suspense to keep readers guessing right up until the very end!"

- Lynette Noni, author of The Prison Healer

This compelling sequel to League of Liars is packed with secrets, suspense and revelations about what lies beyond the veil, and full of magic, mysteries and adventures that will test The League to their limit!


After their dramatic escape from Vardean prison, Cayder and his friends leap into the unknown, tumbling headlong out of Telene and into the strange and mysterious world beyond the veil.

Leta - who grew up believing a world of dark fairytales existed on the other side of the veil - finds that the truth is more magical, and terrifying, than she could ever have imagined. And it's the worst possible place to discover your boyfriend has been mortally wounded.

Meanwhile, Cayder and Elenora learn that both this world and their own are teetering on the brink of destruction. Still reeling from Elenora's betrayal, Cayder must overcome his feelings and work with her to prevent an apocalypse. They have to make it home, and to do so they will need the help of their old enemy, Dr Bueter - as well as old friends they thought were lost forever.This page-turning sequel to League of Liars takes us beneath the surface of the familiar world of Telene, and into the shadowy realm that is the source of both its magic and its nightmares.

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