In the New York Times bestselling sequel to Soman Chainani's debut, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are back in Gavaldon, living out their. Start by marking “A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2)” as Want to Read: See all 16 questions about A World Without Princes. YA Buddy Readers': A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani - Restarting November 20th Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they have the strength to.
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Sophie Makes a Wish. There is an uneasiness that remains after your best friend tries to kill you. But as Agatha gazed out at her and Sophie's golden statues. A World Without Princes The School for Good and Evil Series, Book 2 (eBook): Chainani, Soman: It's all happy ever after in the School for Good and Evil or is. The School for Good and Evil A World without Princes by Soman Chainani When best friends Sophie and Agatha return to a fairy tale world, they find that old.
Sophie is taken into the forest with a message on her chest made from her own blood. She is hung on a tree with the message Take Me and left to die. Agatha finds Sophie and runs away with her trying not to be attacked by the mob. They soon arrive at a flowerground line and notice butterflies trying to help them. They get on a train unknowingly bound for the School of Good and Evil. Arriving at the doors of the School for Good, now the School for Girls, they are swamped by a herd of girls from both schools robed in blue.
As the girls are introduced to their classmates including a silent girl named Yara and taken around by the new Dean, Evelyn Sader, they notice that the school has been changed and the fairy tales on the walls have changed as a result, with the damsels in distress now becoming warrior women.
Agatha mentions the absence of boys, and it is discovered that after they left, all the girls from the School for Evil were repelled and had to come to the School for Good seeking refuge.
The boys from the School for Good were then expelled by an unseen force and had to go to the School for Evil. As the truth and impact of what they have done settles on the girls, Sophie is horrified to discover that they are back due to Agatha's wish for a different ending to their tale, mainly that she ends up with Tedros.
Agatha denies this and insists that all she wants to do is return home. Agatha sneaks into the School for Boys with Sophie following her under an invisible cape to stop her from kissing Tedros.
Agatha attempts to speak with Tedros, does, and almost kisses him, but in the moment before they do, Tedros becomes paranoid about Sophie still being alive and able to seek revenge and starts raving.
As they argue, Sophie hidden underneath a table in the room seizes the opportunity and shoots a spell between them. Agatha thinks Tedros attacked her and Tedros thinks Agatha attacked him and they both start fighting. Agatha then flees, convinced that Tedros is evil. She returns to the School for Good where Sophie is waiting for her, pretending not to have known a thing. Eventually, it is decided that one of the girls must become a boy to integrate into the School for Boys and steal the Storian.
Sophie is chosen due to her surprisingly masculine sense of willpower and perseverance and integrates into the boys' school. Soon Sophie's name as a boy is Fillip. Fillip and Tedros have problems at first, but soon, Fillip is protecting Tedros. Then they become the best of friends. Filip confesses to Tedros that he Sophie would do anything to see his her mother again. Tedros says he wouldn't want to see his because his dad King Arthur sent out a warrant for her head she had cheated on King Arthur with Sir Lancelot , and when he turns 16, he'd have to honor that warrant.
Soon, Agatha sees that Tedros leans in to kiss Filip, but Agatha only sees their lips almost touch. This causes a dispute between the three, and Filip turns back into Sophie as the spell wears off. Tedros is confused and angry, but then, the Dean of the new School for Girls, Evelyn Sader, half-sister of August Sader, has her butterflies fly off trees as they carry the Storian and Evelyn to the trio. Agatha and Tedros kiss because Agatha told Sophie that she couldn't trust her anymore, and Sophie was turning into a witch again.
The Storian is about to finish writing the end, but the Dean stops it. Evelyn reveals that it was not Agatha's wish that brought them back to the school, but rather Sophie's wish to see her mother, who had been abandoned by her husband when she fell sick and later died. Sophie, in grief, having lost her village, her family and now her best friend, accepts her wish, and Evelyn conjures the School Master's ghost, in the guise of Sophie's mother.
Sophie kisses the ghost and as it becomes the School Master, who explains that a true love's kiss can even revive the dead, just as Agatha revived Sophie. The School Master kills Evelyn and sends Agatha home. The School Master tries to do the same to Tedros, but Agatha manages to grab Tedros and takes him with her. Sophie however, is left behind refusing to leave the School Master, stating that he was the only one who didn't abandon her.
The two schools become a malevolent School for Evil together. As the two girls are separated, they both remain in the arms of the ones who love them, their wishes are granted. Still, the change is all but complete as the School Master, named Rafal, still has to 'marry' Sophie and ultimately start his campaign to destroy Good.
Though hesitating, she is afraid she might end up alone forever, taking into account of Agatha and Tedros' supposed betrayals when ignoring her pleas for help.
Sophie accepts the proposal and becomes a teacher for the School for New Evil, but the Storian still does not accept this as a rightful 'happy ending'. This starts a countdown in which the sun grows weaker each passing day, and when the final dusk settles, it will mean the end of all the fairytale world.
Meanwhile, Agatha and Tedros, back in Gavaldon, attempt to remain in hiding and reconcile, but are forced to escape when the people of Gavaldon tries to execute them both for all the woes she and Sophie previously caused. Agatha's mother, Callis, sacrifices herself to download time for the both to escape to the Endless Woods. Arriving there, they are rescued by Professor Uma, whom explains that Rafal's return has allowed the return of old villains as undead and that the remaining original heroes including Cinderella, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel, and Pinocchio are formed in a League of Thirteen led by Merlin to combat against the Rafal's assaults.
It becomes clear that he is seeking to alter the original fairytales, starting with the murder of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and following with Rapunzel and Tom Thumb. Agatha and Tedros, despite a rocky beginning, are eventually assigned by Merlin to destroy Rafal's ring, which keeps so much his sustenance as his 'empire' alive, but under the strict condition that Sophie must be the one to deliver the killing blow.
It can only be performed with the sword Excalibur that Tedros lost in the day of Rafal's return. They realize the Excalibur is being guarded in the School for Old Evil, and thus Agatha sets to recover the sword while Tedros sets out to rescue Sophie and attempt to convince her to give up her engagement with Rafal.
Aided by Sophie's former friends Hester, Anadil, Dot, and Hort, they manage to infiltrate the School and perform both tasks as they then run away, with Rafal mysteriously allowing them to escape.
Despite his initial grudges against both, he slow and painfully comes to forgive them as he learns further of Arthur's previous paranoic behavior and domineering issues.
Agatha, on her part, becomes willing to give up her love for Tedros so Sophie can have him instead, more driven by her reluctance in becoming the future Queen of Camelot than by her personal feelings. Despite both's best efforts, however, the plan ultimately fails when Sophie and Tedros kiss, and both realize they were never meant for each other. Believing she was used all along, she returns to Rafal, accepting her place by his side and becoming the Queen of Evil. Against her wills, Agatha is chosen as the Queen of Good as both parties prepare for war.
The final battle is to take place in Gavaldon, still untouched because of an energy barrier fed by people's beliefs in fairytales, but weakening due to Rafal's altered stories, and is being targeted for reasons unknown.
During training, Agatha also learns of Cinderella's true fairytale, where she claims that she didn't want to be a princess at all. She believed her stepsisters, who were really kind to her, deserved it, and that she would simply tag along.
Her marriage to the prince caused a permanent rift between her and the stepsisters, who were ultimately killed. The battle takes place in the Stymph Woods close to Gavaldon, which Merlin manages to sway all the School's students against Rafal and Sophie with Lady Lesso's aid, having been revealed as the traitor trying to undermine Evil's efforts. Sophie, with Agatha in hot pursuit, tracks Lady Lesso down to the School for Old Evil, whom discloses her that Evil was never meant to destroy Good or vice versa, but instead become a harmonic part of it.
She and Agatha also discover the corpse of Sophie's mother Vanessa and the tale behind both her and Callis, in which Sophie and Agatha discover to be twin sisters, explaining the inseparable bond between them. The meeting is interrupted by Evelyn Sader , Professor Sader's half sister.
She introduces herself as the Dean of the School for Girls.
She takes them to the Welcoming, where the girls perform a dance for them and present them with gifts.
Sophie begins to think that this is the world that they deserve, whilst Agatha disagrees. The girls then rip off their veils, showing familiar faces, even if they have changed. Agatha speaks to Hester, Anadil and Dot, who all tell her that the only way to fix everything is for her to kiss Tedros. Despite the fact that the three witches hate boys, they still believe that boys are necessary and it is unfair to neglect them. Hester also wants to be class captain at the School for Evil, which is impossible when the school doesn't exist.
Agatha reluctantly agrees to go see Tedros. While in class, Agatha sees Tedros as a spirit, he tells her to cross the halfway bridge to visit him. She informs Hester , Anadil and Dot.
She also tells them she saw a wart forming on Sophie, leading them to believe that Sophie is turning into a witch. Their suspicions grow as Sophie kills a phantom pigeon in class when she fails to become human again. Because she gets very low scores during the day, she and Dot are required to guard the Girl's Gates. Agatha discovers that the bridge has been destroyed but still tries to cross it due to her faith in Tedros.
She goes up to the School Master's tower after being captured. Unknown to her friend, Sophie follows Agatha, transmogrifying into a bird to get to the School for Boys. A mogrif shield laced around the school hinders her and sends Sophie in a pit full of snakes. As Aric and the others charge, she uses the snakes' skins to make an invisibility cape.
Tedros and Agatha are left seemingly alone, despite Sophie's presence, and begin to talk. While both are happy to see the other, Tedros is worried Agatha is deceiving him and that Sophie is there. Agatha desperately tries to convince him she is there alone.
Before Tedros and Agatha kiss, he tells her choosing him isn't enough this time and Sophie must die. The two begin to argue. Angry, Tedros claims she let Sophie into the tower because only witchcraft could let her cross the bridge.
Finding the pair in the tower, Sophie fires a shot in between them-Tedros thinking it was Agatha, and vice versa. Agatha quickly escapes to the School for Girls, finding Sophie sleeping peacefully. Fired up, Tedros makes Aric open the shield surrounding the schools to recruit the ex-princes outside. He sends a letter to the Dean declaring war. It states that a Trial will be held. If the girls win, the boys will become their slaves. If the boys win, Sophie and Agatha would be handed over and publicly executed.
Agatha vows to pick Sophie because she believes her friend is good. Agatha admits that she thought that Tedros shot a pink spell.
Agatha tells Hester that Sophie didn't have a wart, but Hester is convinced. During their conversation, Sophie appears and says to Agatha that if they were together the witch inside her will be dead. To the Readers' surprise, the Dean agrees to the terms. Meanwhile, Sophie, Agatha and the three witches devise a plan to sneak into the School for Boys. They find Yuba and he turns Sophie into a boy due to her winning a challenge. The point of the plan is that Sophie, who chooses to go by Filip, will be close enough to the tower to search for the Storian and when she finds it, she and Agatha can wish for each other and escape home.
Filip heads to the school, pretending to be a prince from another kingdom competing for the price on the girls' heads.
She ends up stuck in the dungeons with Tedros and at first, the two don't get along at all. Tedros is suffering, both physically and emotionally. Aric whips and tortures him daily and Tedros is still clearly affected by Agatha's "betrayal" in the tower.
Eventually, Filip starts to soften and her feelings for him start to re bloom. Meanwhile ,Tedros feels as if he has found his first true friend in Filip.
Sophie completely neglects searching for the Storian and realizes she wasted all the time she had. Tedros chooses Filip to accompany him in the Trial. During this time, Agatha is in the School for Girls. She is clearly conflicted when it comes to choosing Sophie, since she keeps having dreams about Tedros and even realizes she is still wishing for him.
There are also several missing pieces, such as the pink spell she saw in the tower, the snakeskin cap underneath Sophie's bed, and a spirik mark on her arm. But she doesn't piece any of it together until later during the trial.
Agatha is also trying to find out what Evelyn Sader has planned.
She has just come to the realization that Sophie had been in the tower. She and Filip begin to argue only for Tedros to defend Filip. However the spell unravels and Filip turns back to Sophie. Tedros suddenly realizes that he had been tricked, yet again by someone, until Agatha tells him that not everything was a trick.
He soon realizes what truly happened in the tower and him and Agatha are on good terms again. Agatha than gives up on Sophie and chooses Tedros. Lady Lesso comes and sees Tedros and Agatha hugging and Sophie on the other side all alone. However, butterflies sweep her off and away back to the castle.
Then the the shield between the castles break and the boys and girls charge at each other, only to be separated by a hole in the bridge. Meanwhile, Evelyn Sader appears with the book and the Storian. She forces Sophie's witch symptoms to occur and Agatha becomes even more sure of choosing Tedros this time. She and Tedros finally kiss but before The End can be written, Evelyn says that Sophie deserves a chance at her true ending.