In this sequel to Begone the Raggedy Witches (2018) Kiernan digs into the trope of the fairy-tale ending to expose its messy tangle of roots. There is admirable trust placed in readers to grapple alongside Mup with both her desire to end a kingdom’s suffering and the complex processes of bearing witness and healing…consistent characterization and thoughtful development continues. A breath-stealing second installment to read and reread in anticipation of the third.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A strong and satisfying follow-up that continues to explore timely, real-world issues in a highly engaging fantasy setting.
—School Library Journal
A stunning tale of family and friendship with themes of oppression, new beginnings, bravery, and hope.