The False Princess
By Eilis O'Neal
(EgmontUSA, Hardcover, 9781606840795, 336pp.)
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
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Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.
Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.
A dazzling first novel, "The False Princess" is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance.
Eilis O'Neal is the Managing Editor of the literary magazine Nimrod International Journal. She started writing at the age of three (though the story was only four sentences long and not very good), but she hopes that she's improved a great deal since then.
She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband, Matt, and two dogs, Nemo and Zuul. The False Princess is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.eilisoneal.com.