The Night Compass (Wilderlore #4) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 4 in the Wilderlore series.

Staff Reviews

Amanda Foody’s Wilderlore world is back and possibly better than ever. Barclay and friends have hit their teens and the accompanying angst is real and relatable while avoiding the common pitfall of whininess and remaining accessible for middle grade readers. Foody’s compassion for her young protagonist is palpable; Barclay’s battle with his own anxiety, his struggle to trust himself, is perfectly on point, and she takes equal care with the moments of sweetness and humor. It is a story of family and friendship, of the complexity of being human, and of the importance of always carrying spare Nutri-Cubes. 

Young readers are incredibly lucky to get to grow up with Barclay Thorne. As Runa points out, his enthusiasm, curiosity, and heart are inspiring to behold; encouraging those around him to be their bravest, kindest selves. This series is a phenomenal family read, not only for the riveting adventure but because of the brilliant cast of characters. This is a world where everyone can see themselves, where they can get swept away in fantastical adventure, and where they will always want to return. 

— Jordan


Barclay and his friends race to find a legendary beast in the Wilderlands before their enemy in this action-packed fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Wilderlore series.

As the election for Grand Keeper looms closer, the villainous Audrian Keyes returns. He claims he has the secret to finding Navrashtya, the Legendary Beast of the Tundra who’s been missing for centuries. And so a team of specialized Lore Keepers must undertake a desperate mission: find her first, no matter the cost.

But the uncharted regions of the Tundra hold countless dangers, from the monstrous Beasts to the brutal cold, yet far more chilling mysteries await them out on the ice caps. Like why Navrashtya went missing in the first place. Or the truth behind this strange Lore that only Barclay can feel, whose power might very well save the mission—or doom it.

About the Author

Amanda Foody is a New York Times and indie bestselling author of YA and children’s fantasy novels, including the Wilderlore series, the All of Us Villains duology, the Shadow Game series, and more. She lives in Massachusetts with her partner and their feline Beastly companion, Jelly Bean. Visit her at or on Instagram @AmandaFoody.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781665910781
ISBN-10: 166591078X
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Wilderlore