Hero (Books of Arilland) (Hardcover)

By Alethea Kontis

Houghton Mifflin, 9780544056770, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013



Rough-and-tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the only one of her sisters without any magic--until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the top of the world. Is Saturday powerful enough to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and save the world from sure destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will revel in the fragments of fairy tales that embellish this action-packed story of adventure and, yes, romance.

About the Author

Alethea Kontis is the author of two picture books and many short stories, as well as "Enchanted, " the acclaimed previous book about Saturday and her sisters.""A student of science fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, Alethea now lives and writes in Virginia. Visit her website at www.aletheakontis.com.