The Diminished (Original)

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Harlequin Teen
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5.7 X 8.3 X 1.7 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson grew up with her nose in a book near the Great Smoky Mountains. When she's not untangling some particularly troublesome plot point, she can be found cooking elaborate meals, riding horses, or with her husband and their rescue dogs.


"Rich worldbuilding... An intriguing premise and well-constructed setting anchor this fantasy debut." -Kirkus Reviews

"Two fierce young people battle a fiery landscape and vicious foes in a race for freedom. I was glued to my seat!" -#1 New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce

"A fascinating and wholly original novel. Bo and Vi are fierce, complex characters, and I couldn't devour their story fast enough!" -Amy Tintera, New York Times bestselling author of Ruined

"Kaitlyn Sage Patterson's debut novel has strong and imaginative world-building and complex characters. With a splash of swoony romance and a thrilling conclusion, readers will be clamoring for the sequel." -Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost and The Vicious Deep trilogy

"Life and death, right and wrong, love and grief?Patterson's debut explores the dangerous nature of a world entrenched in dualities. This daring novel challenges the status quo beautifully." -Natalie C. Parker, author of Beware the Wild

"[A] character-driven narrative that champions self-determination and condemns xenophobia... Entertaining." -Publishers Weekly

"Readers are in for a wild ride...Patterson serves up an adventurous story with plenty of opulence in a richly designed world that fans of Melina Marchetta's Finnikin of the Rock will appreciate. Surprising alliances paired with themes that reflect modern struggles will remind readers of The Handmaid's Tale while remaining accessible, enjoyable, and relevant for teens." -School Library Journal

"Patterson seamlessly subverts traditional gender dynamics by having women succeed in many traditionally masculine roles, and same-sex relationships-integral to Alskad society-are treated in a matter-of-fact manner... This series starter is written with refreshing inclusiveness, and that makes it a worthwhile addition to fantasy collections." ?Booklist