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- Publication Date: January 10, 2023
- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419759314
- Page Count: 432
- Rights: North America
A dark YA fantasy about learning to use your power and finding peace, from award-winning author Frances Hardinge
In a world where anyone can create a life-destroying curse, only one person has the power to unravel them.
Kellen does not fully understand his talent, but helps those transformed maliciously—including Nettle. Recovered from entrapment in bird form, she is now his constant companion and closest ally.
But Kellen has also been cursed, and unless he and Nettle can remove his curse, Kellen is in danger of unravelling everything—and everyone—around him . . .
**STARRED REVIEW**Kirkus Reviews —
"Hardinge has a rare gift for crafting strange and original worlds, and here she’s in top form. . . Brightening toward the end, frightening throughout, psychologically acute."
About the author
Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win the major UK literary prize. Known for her beautiful use of language, Hardinge has written many critically acclaimed novels, including Cuckoo Song, Gullstruck Island, Fly by Night, Verdigris Deep, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. Visit her at franceshardinge.com.