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  • Published: 27 June 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529100938
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

The Golden Enclaves

The triumphant conclusion to the Sunday Times bestselling dark academia fantasy trilogy

The exciting conclusion to THE SCHOLOMANCE Trilogy, from the bestselling author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver

Saving the world is a test no school of magic can prepare you for in the triumphant conclusion to the Sunday Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Deadly Education and The Last Graduate.

The one thing you never talk about while you're in the Scholomance is what you'll do when you get out - not even the richest enclaver would tempt fate that way.

But that impossible dream has somehow come true for El and her classmates. And what's more, she didn't even have to become the monstrous dark witch she's prophesised to become to make it happen. Instead of killing enclavers, she saved them, and now the world is safe for all wizards. Peace and harmony have enveloped all the enclaves of the world.

Just kidding.

Instead, someone else has picked up the project of destroying enclaves in El's stead, and everyone she saved is at risk again with a full-scale enclave war on the horizon. And so, the first thing El needs to do after miraculously escaping the Scholomance, is to turn straight around and find a way back in.

A Deadly Education, Sunday Times bestseller - October 2020

  • Published: 27 June 2023
  • ISBN: 9781529100938
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Naomi Novik

An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six, Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular fascination with the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O'Brian and Jane Austen. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City along with many purring computers.

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Praise for The Golden Enclaves

Novik deliciously undoes expectations about magic schools, destined heroes, and family legacies. A gorgeous book about monsters and monstrousness, chockablock with action, cleverness, and wit.

Holly Black

Truly one of the best fantasy series out there right now, and it's not close.


The Scholomance is the dark school of magic I've been waiting for, and its wise, witty, and monstrous heroine is one I'd happily follow anywhere - even into a school full of monsters.

Katherine Arden

A dark, smart, delicious tale, set to redefine everything you think you know about schools for magic. A Deadly Education is dangerously addictive.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Naomi Novik skilfully combines sharp humour with layers of imagination to build a fantasy that delights on every level. I adored this brilliant book.

Stephanie Garber

A nightmare from which I never wished to wake: savage, inventive, and soulful.

Pierce Brown

Constant peril, a fresh magic system, and a deeper discussion of how educational inequality currently functions than I ever expected to see in fantasy.

Hank Green

Novik dazzles in her brilliant and compulsively readable final Scholomance fantasy.

Publisher's Weekly

A rich, fully satisfying conclusion that makes the whole trilogy stronger and more meaningful.

Paste Magazine

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A Scholomance Student’s Guide to Maleficaria

Something is coming after you! But what is it? This guide is a general explainer of Maleficaria (AKA, monster-like creatures that feed on students) in Naomi Novik's Scholomance series.