The new face of big evil is a little . . . small.
Dastardly deeds aren&;t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name &;Clementine,&; but as the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous has been groomed since birth to be the best (worst?) Evil Overlord she can be. But everything changes the day her father is cursed by a mysterious rival.
Now, Clementine must not only search for a way to break the curse, but also take on the full responsibilities of the Dark Lord. But when it&;s time for her to perform dastardly deeds against the townspeople&;including her brand-new friends&;she begins to question her father&;s code of good and evil. What if the Dark Lord Clementine doesn&;t want to be a dark lord after all?
"Horwitz primes readers to expect the unexpected--and delivers. . . .Horwitz's ingenuity for bizarre enchantment and characterization proves boundless . . . In a wry, satisfying ending, Clementine hints at future enchantments ahead."
"The descriptions of magical beings are fittingly awe-inspiring . . . this inventive fantasy twists conventions while involving readers through good storytelling laced with irony and wit."
"After luring readers in with wordplay and tongue-in-cheek, genre-savvy humor, the plot takes an emotionally rich thematic turn, dwelling on community and forgiveness--all the while building toward a mythical, mystical arc involving the unicorn. The few action sequences are mined for utmost impact, as are the slice-of-life scenes and flashback vignettes . . . Absolutely delightful."
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st October 2019
Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.41