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Twelve-year-old Mosca Mye hasn't got much. Her parents are dead, her cruel uncle keeps her locked away, and her only friend is her pet goose. But she does have one small, rare thing: the ability to read. In a world where books are dangerous things, this gift will change her life—but it may also be the death of her.
“Intricate plotting, well-developed and fascinating characters, delicious humor, and exquisite worldcraft envelop readers fully into this richly imagined world.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Incredibly well written.”
“A wonderful and wondrous novel. Frances Hardinge has joined the company of writers whose books I will always seek out and read.”—Garth Nix“A rollicking read to be savored.”
“A rich and intensive tale. One to keep an eye on.”