Winterling (Summerlands #1) (Paperback)
HarperCollins, 9780061921056, 272pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
— Kristen Eaton, Phoenix Books, Essex, VT
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Things here have gotten very bad.
My girl, when you opened the Way, something happened. It has been weeks since you left, and spring has still not come. The rains continue, every day. Winter has been creeping back in. The river through town is flooding, and none of the farmers have been able to put in their crops.
I am afraid that something from that world is spilling over into ours.
You must come home at once. I need you here.
But Fer can't go home yet. Ever since she went through the Way, she's felt an attachment to this new world and its magic, and senses that it is perilously out of balance. The key to healing the land and defeating its powerful ruler lies in Fer's past and the parents she never knew. She must discover who she is and unleash her inner warrior before the worlds on both sides of the Way plunge into a never-ending winter.
About the Author
Sarah Prineas lives in the midst of the corn in rural Iowa, where she wrangles dogs, cats, chickens, and goats, goes on lots of hikes, and finds time to write. She is also the author of Ash & Bramble, a retelling of Cinderella. She is married to a physics professor and has two kids. You can visit Sarah online at www.sarah-prineas.com.