The Ash-Born Boy
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The Ash-Born Boy


Before he came to Near... Before he met Lexi... Before they faced the witch... Who was the boy named Cole? Follow us to Dale, a city on a hill, where in a matter of days fire will devour everything. Meet the Lord and Lady, and their son, the boy dest...

Title:The Ash-Born Boy
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:61 pages

    The Ash-Born Boy Reviews

  • Victoria Schwab
    May 10, 2012

    "The Ash-Born Boy" is just my way of saying thank you to readers! I sincerely hope you all enjoy :)...

  • Kai
    Sep 19, 2016

    “Once, long ago, there was a man and a woman, and a boy, and a village full of people. And then the village burned down. And then there was nothing.”The Ash-Born Boy is the amazing prequel to Schw...

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    Oct 04, 2012

    Reaction(s) to learning Victoria had written a novella in Cole's POV.Oh yes, I'm THAT excited; the Japanese Mcdonald kids excitement worthy. UPDATE: I FOUND IT! THANK YOU Richard Denney FOR THE LINK! ...

  • Ashelynn
    May 15, 2012

    You guys, you will WANT to read this free short story prequel to The Near Witch. It is so, so good and written in the same lush prose TNW is. After I finished The Ash-Born Boy I wanted to reread TNW s...

  • Mairad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
    Jan 29, 2014

    5 Stars, without a doubt! o:It would seem that the Schwab Effect has infected me. The prose is so beautifully lyrical. Just makes you want to savour it (hence the reason why it took me so long to ac...

  • Laura P.
    Jul 02, 2016

    Actual rating: 4.10"But the wind did not run in William Hart’s veins. It ran deeper, through his bones and between his muscles, rooting somewhere beneath his heart, or between his lungs, a place he...

  • Nickey
    May 15, 2012

    As beautiful as words can possibly be!If you read and loved The Near Witch you will love this, too.And if you didn't read The Near Witch, read this and then I want to see you say 'no' to the book! :)...

  • Kristina
    Jun 17, 2012

    From the moment that Cole appeared on the pages of The Near Witch I was intrigued by him. What we did learn about him wasn't enough, and I could only hope that one day the author would write something...

  • Brittany
    May 15, 2012

    Before Cole got to Near, he was a different person. He had a different life that while not his favorite, was a good life. There was something different about him though. A magic that he had a hard tim...

  • Michael
    Feb 01, 2013

    This was another great story from Victoria Schwab. It really dives into the backstory of Cole. It is a side you don't get enough of from The Near Witch. You get to learn really why Cole is the way he ...

About Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."She also tells stories.She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.