"Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love." New York Timesbestselling authorHolly Black
Briony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and a great mane of tawny hair. He is as natural as the sun, and he treats her as if she is extraordinary. And everything starts to change . . .
A National Book Award Finalist
Exquisite to the final word. Booklist, starred review
Both lushly sensual and shivery. School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Franny Billingsley(frannybillingsley.com)is the award-winning author of four books, including The Folk Keeper winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction and Chime, which received six starred reviews and was a National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Tufts University and the Boston University School of Law, Franny left the practice of law to write full-time and hasn't yet looked back."