In a savage land sustained by wizardry and ruled byvendetta, Lina is the enchanting but willful daughterof a village lord. She and her childhood companion,Damek, have grown up privileged and spoiled,and they’re devoted to each other to the point of obsession. But Lina’s violet eyes betray her for awitch, and witches are not tolerated in a brutallypatriarchal society. Her rank protects her frompersecution, but it cannot protect her from tragedyand heartbreak. An innocent visitor stands witnessto the devastation that ensues as destructive longing unleashes Lina’s wrath, and with it her forbiddenpower. Whether drawn by the romantic, the magical,or the gothic, readers will be irresistibly compelled bythe passion of this tragic tale.
is the acclaimed author of the Books of Pellinor and an award-winning Australian poet and playwright. About
she says, “This book is my love letter to EmilyBrontë, whom I’ve adored since I was a child. I wasespecially inspired by the free spirit and passionatemusic of her poems.” Alison Croggon lives inMelbourne, Australia.
On sale August 27, 2013
HC: 978-0-7636-6009-3E-book: 978-0-7636-6708-5$16.99 ($19.00 CAN)288 pages • Age 14 and up
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