Earlier this month, Chris Colfer announced that the sequel for his book A Tale of Magic would be released later this year.
Today, Entertainment Weekly have given us the first look at the cover and the synopsis for A Tale of Witchcraft. The author also spoke to the publication of his happiness at the success of A Tale of Magic which became a New York Times bestseller. Colfer said; “I was very touched by how much my readers embraced the themes of injustice and equality in A Tale Of Magic and I’m very excited to continue the series now with A Tale Of Witchcraft. While the first book is about the magical community securing peace and acceptance in a world that hates them, the second is about the characters securing peace and acceptance within themselves — which, as anyone who’s faced oppression knows, can be an equally challenging battle.”
Speaking of the message he hopes his readers take from his newest book series, Colfer said; “I hope the message helps my readers fight all the negativity consuming our world today, and I especially can’t wait for them to meet the colorful students at the Ravencrest School of Witchcraft.”
A Tale of Witchcraft will see Brystal Evergreen and her friends dealing with the aftermath of the events in A Tale of Magic. The official synopsis reads:
“When a mysterious new witch arrives at the academy, the celebrations are cut short. As the witch begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal’s friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalization of magic. And, a dangerous and centuries-old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life forever — starting with Brystal.”
There is no doubt that with the synopsis and the first look at the cover we are definitely in for a darker journey in the new novel and we can’t wait.
Colfer shared a short video which really brings the cover to life, almost like magic
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) February 18, 2020
A Tale of Witchcraft will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on October 6, 2020.