Road of the Lost (Hardcover)

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“A beautifully mythic world rich with heart and charming characters, Road of the Lost tells a powerful tale of self-discovery that…held me wholly enchanted until the end.” —Ashley Shuttleworth, author of A Dark and Hollow Star

Perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince, this gorgeous young adult fantasy follows a girl who discovers she’s spent her life under an enchantment hiding her true identity on her quest into the magical Otherworld to unlock her powers and discover her destiny.

Even the most powerful magic can’t hide a secret forever.

Croi is a brownie, glamoured to be invisible to humans. Her life in the Wilde Forest is ordinary and her magic is weak—until the day that her guardian gives Croi a book about magick from the Otherworld, the world of the Higher Fae. Croi wakes the next morning with something pulling at her core, summoning her to the Otherworld. It’s a spell she cannot control or break.

Forced to leave her home, Croi begins a journey full of surprises…and dangers. For Croi is not a brownie at all but another creature entirely, enchanted to forget her true heritage. As Croi ventures beyond the forest, her brownie glamour begins to shift and change. Who is she really, who is summoning her, and what do they want? Croi will need every ounce of her newfound magic and her courage as she travels a treacherous path to find her true self and the place in the Otherworld where she belongs.

About the Author

Nafiza Azad is a self-identified island girl. She has hurricanes in her blood and dreams of a time she can exist solely on mangoes and pineapple. Born in Lautoka, Fiji, she currently resides in British Columbia, Canada, where she reads too many books, watches too many K-dramas, and writes stories about girls taking over the world. Nafiza is the coeditor of the young adult anthology Writing in Color and author of The Candle and the Flame, which was nominated for the William C. Morris Award, The Wild Ones, and Road of the Lost. Learn more at

Praise For…

"A beautiful, immersive fairy tale starring a heroine brave enough to question and even transform her world." 
— Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and The Raven Heir

"Enchanting and full of heart."
— Rachel Hartman, New York Times Bestselling author of Seraphina

"A beautifully mythic world rich with heart and charming characters, Road of the Lost tells a powerful tale of self-discovery that gripped me from the very beginning of Croi’s journey, and held me wholly enchanted until the end."
— Ashley Shuttleworth, author of A Dark and Hollow Star

"An enthralling mix of mystery and magic. Azad crafts a captivating story about finding your place in the world, blending faerie lore with lush prose and delectable world building. I loved it from start to finish."
— Alicia Jasinska, author of The Dark Tide and The Midnight Girls

Product Details
ISBN: 9781534484993
ISBN-10: 153448499X
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English