Available 01/25/2022
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The Broken Tower


Deeply immersive, this penetrating tale of magic, faith and self-determination is the brilliant sequel to Kelly Braffet’s The UnwillingJudah the Foundling chose freedom over betrayal when she leaped from the top of the castle tower. Now she finds herself wandering an unknown forest, far from everything and everyone she loves. For the first time in her life, she’s beyond the great Wall that surrounds Highfall castle; for the first time, she’s alone. Away from the Seneschal, the power behind the throne; away from Nate Clare, the House Magus who was her teacher, friend, betrayer. Away from her foster brother, Gavin, with whom she has a mysterious bond that has kept them together—and kept her alive.But Judah isn’t free. Fiercely sought by those who believe she holds the key to unlocking the power trapped in the world, she must learn to navigate the dangers of an unfamiliar place. She knows that somewhere, Gavin is in peril. To save him, she not only must learn to use the new power she discovers inside herself, she must survive.

The story begins in The Unwilling (The Border Lands, Book 1), available now.

Praise for Kelly Braffet

“Kelly Braffet’s Save Yourself is that rare and beautiful thing—a novel that takes us to dark places not just through vivid storytelling but also through keen emotional force… You’ll find yourself breathless, shaken, moved.”

New York Times Bestselling Author Megan Abbott

“This summer’s must-read…with prose that simmers and thrums.”


“Braffet writes beautifully.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Braffet uses graceful prose, astute dialogue, and vivid characters to carry the plot to an unexpected and believable finale.”

Publishers Weekly

“Braffet’s first novel packs a powerful punch, and readers won’t soon forget the chilling, unexpected ending.”


“Put this on the shelf beside Naomi Novik and George R. R. Martin. Kelly Braffet is a marvel and I’ll read anything she writes.”

Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble

“What makes this thriller exhilarating is the unexpected strength a clueless but determined mother finds in herself and how much the reader comes to care about her difficult daughter. Each is a missing person well worth finding.”

Mystery Scene Magazine

“Braffet’s skillful portrayal of unresolved grief and shattered relationships will secure the author’s place as a novelist of note.”

Library Journal

“Braffet’s eerie writing will have you hearing footsteps and seeing shadows. Be prepared to contemplate these characters’ fates long after you’ve passed the book on to friends.”

Marie Claire

goodreads reviews for The Broken Tower

The Broken Tower, a novel by Kelly Braffet at Goodreads