Wolf is on the runfrom the oppressive monastery where he was raised, from the ghosts and demons that haunt the windswept moors of Devil's Edge, and from the shadows in the landscape that resemble the Devil himself.
When Wolf rescues a strange child on Devil's Edge, he takes her to a grand castle hoping to win the favor of its ruler. There he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a girl named Nest, and he thinks he's finally found a place to call home. Wolf is determined to fit in, but not everything is as it seems at the castle. Dark forces are conspiring against Wolf and Nest, and a sinister enemy is looming closer than they could ever realize.
With lies masquerading as reality, will Wolf and Nest learn who they can trust ... before it's too late?
Critically acclaimed author Katherine Langrish has created a wonderfully spooky and richly imagined world of ghosts and magical creatures, where good may be evil and light may give way to dark.
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"Starred Review. [A] narrative that masterfully allows every possibility to exist. Never telling and always showing, this spooky yet utterly grounded story features pitch-perfect prose, suspense and redemption. Ages 10-14." - Kirkus Reviews
"Supernatural fantasy fans will enjoy this tale that effectively explores magic, mystery, and the struggle between good and evil. Grades 6-8." - School Library Journal
"Starred Review. The diverse supporting characters, both human and supernatural, as well as the richly descriptive prose and imagined settings further enhance this sometimes provocative, beautifully wrought British import that illustrates the power of compassion and storytelling, for characters and readers alike. Grades 6-9." - Booklist
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Katherine Langrish grew up in Yorkshire, England and has
been writing stories for as long as she can remember. She graduated from London
University in 1979 with a First in English, and worked in an assortment of odd
jobs including waitressing, teaching riding, and six years as Information
Officer for Lloyd's Register of Ships in London. This last was an entertaining
post dealing with an assortment of the ship-crazed public, including a man who
claimed he could see shipwrecks with his magic eye.
Married with two daughters, in 1992 Langrish moved to France with her family and became involved in a storytelling group providing weekly stories, drama and activities for children. And the storytelling continued when the family relocated ...
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