By Jenna Burtenshaw
(Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780062026422, 311pp.)
Publication Date: June 2011
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The Night of Soulswhen the veil between the living and the dead is thinnestis only days away.
Albion is at war . . . and losing.
The wardens have descended, kidnapping innocent citizens for their army, but looking for one in particular.
And fifteen-year-old Kate Winters has just raised a blackbird from the dead.
As her home is torn apart by the wardens, Kate's discovery that she is one of the Skilledthe rare people who can cross the veil between life and deathmakes her the most hunted person in all of Albion. Only she can unlock the secrets of Wintercraft, the ancient book of dangerous knowledge. Captured and taken to the graveyard city of Fumewith its secret tunnels and underground villages, and where her own parents met their deaths ten years agoKate must harness her extraordinary powers to save herself, her country, and the two men she cares for most. And she'll make a pact with a murderer to do it.
Those who wish to see the dark, be ready to pay your price.