By Janice Hardy
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061747410, 373pp.
Publication Date: October 2010
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Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseers trackers. Wanted for a crime she didnt mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isnt enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Dukes clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Dukes best tracker has other ideas.
Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Dukes plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseerif she doesnt destroy it first.
Nya confronts impossible moral choices as she fights. Relentless, gripping adventure
A thrilling, complex saga.
-The Horn Book
“Fantasy fans and those who just love a good story will enjoy this fast-paced novel and eagerly await book two.”
-School Library Journal