A Magic Steeped in Poison (Book of Tea, #1)

by Judy I. Lin

Sija Hong (Artist) and Rich Deas (Cover Designer)

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Judy I. Lin's sweeping debut A Magic Steeped in Poison, first in a duology, is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.

I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother."

For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it's her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her—the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu.

When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom's greatest shennong-shi—masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making—she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning's only chance to save her sister's life. But between the backstabbing competitors, bloody court politics, and a mysterious (and handsome) boy with a shocking secret, Ning might actually be the one in more danger.

  • ISBN10 1250767083
  • ISBN13 9781250767080
  • Publish Date 29 March 2022 (first published 22 March 2022)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Imprint Feiwel & Friends