From the award-winning author of Deeplight comes another sumptuous slice of YA fantasy, where Kellen – a boy who has the power to lift life-destroying curses off others – must find a way to remove the one that hangs over his own life.
A spell-binding new tale from the Costa-award winning master of YA fantasy.
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…
‘Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.’ – Patrick Ness, author of the Chaos Walking trilogy.