Orphan Seren Rhys is on her way to a new life at the remote country mansion of Plas-y-Fran when she is given a package by a stranger late at night in an empty train station. The package contains a crotchety, mechanical talking crow, which Seren reluctantly brings to her new home. But when she gets there, the happy Christmas she had hoped for turns out to be an illusion — the young son of the house, Tomos, has been missing for almost a year, rumored to have been taken by the fairies.
With the Crow’s reluctant help and a little winter magic, Seren sets off on a perilous journey to bring Tomos home. Evoking the classic fantasy adventures of Joan Aiken and Eva Ibbotson, this darkly delightful new novel from New York Times best-selling author Catherine Fisher glimmers with wonders.
"In her characteristic style, Fisher crafts an elaborate fantasy from deceptively simple language. Seren is a sharp, saucy narrator whose constant puzzlement at others’ consternation over her impertinence provides running amusement.... A richly atmospheric page-turner — readers will eagerly anticipate the forthcoming sequel." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Sep 8, 2020|
|Publisher||Walker Books US|