|Author: M. E. Breen|
|Eloquent, suspenseful, and imbued with classic fairy-tale motifs, this riveting coming-of-age story presents a girl who must learn to trust her instincts if she''s to leave the people she is destined to rule and prevent a war.|
From the Publisher:
A fairy tale world as unique and mesmerizing as it is dark
Darkness falls so quickly in Howland that the people there have no word for evening. But for thirteen-yearold Annie, the dark is almost soothing compared to the misery of her cruel aunt and uncle's house. When Annie finally escapes, she finds herself on a journey that will take her deep into the forest-where fearsome creatures lurk-and to the glittering halls of a palace. Hints of the Brothers Grimm add magic to this spellbinding and beautifully told story.