Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help — but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?
Exploring the power of stories and storytelling, Sarah Beth Durst presents the mesmerizing adventure of a girl made of living stone who braves unforeseen dangers and magical consequences on a crucial quest to save her family — and discovers that the savior she’s been searching for is herself.
"A storyteller at heart, Mayka is introduced to an entirely new world, one filled with frightening experiences and unexpected joys. Those she encounters — both flesh and stone — challenge her views of reality, encouraging her to reassess her perspectives to become even more accepting. Mayka’s strong independent streak is both celebrated and tempered by the satisfaction of working as part of a team. Durst presents engaging fantastical situations alongside ideas about how histories evolve and whose stories are told, in a gently thoughtful manner.... Featuring a richly diverse cast, vividly imagined worldbuilding, and passionate storytelling, Durst’s middle grade fantasy is a feast for the senses." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||9 - 13|
|Author||Sarah Beth Durst|
|Publication Date||Apr 3, 2018|