The Wordsmith

by Patricia Forde


The Wordsmith | 9781912417124 | Patricia Forde

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:12/07/2018 by Little Island


Title re-release ahead of US and UK sequel release in July 2019

On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted from apprentice to wordsmith, charged with collecting and archiving words in post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval Ark. When she uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language and rob the people of Ark of the power of speech, she realises that she has to save not only words, but the culture itself.

Speculative fiction with a powerful political premise

WINNER of a White Raven from the International Youth Library

Shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Awards