The Sleeping Prince (Hardcover)

A Sin Eater's Daughter Novel

By Melinda Salisbury

Scholastic Press, 9780545921275, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.


About the Author

Melinda Salisbury was born in the 1980s in a landlocked city, before escaping to live by the sea. As a child, she genuinely thought Roald Dahl's Matilda was her biography. When she's not trying to unlock the hidden avenues of her mind, she's reading, writing, or travelling. She lives in the UK and can be found on Twitter as @AHintofMystery, though be warned she tweets often.


Praise For The Sleeping Prince: A Sin Eater's Daughter Novel

Praise for The Sin Eater's Daughter:

* "In addition to creating vivid and varied characters, Salisbury has a talent for worldbuilding, populating her world with shiver-inducing legends, original customs, and political and religious debates." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Through Twylla's deliberate, present-tense narration, Salisbury weaves a complex tale of

romance, religion, fairy tales and politics . . . A satisfying read with impressive depth and

emotion." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Luscious world-building and mythology make this fantasy a worthy read. Twylla is strong and sensible, and teen fans of royal intrigue titles will be rooting for her." School Library Journal