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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Bandgt;This atmospheric fantasy is, and#8220;from the gripping first line, a fast-paced, thought-provoking, and stirring story of sacrificeand#8221; (andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;, starred review).andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyanaand#8217;s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyanaand#8217;s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. For the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a godand#8217;s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster godand#8217;s tale.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice: She must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fateand#8212;or a human girl can muster some magic of her own.

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Sarah Beth Durst is the author of young adult novels Conjured, Vessel, Drink Slay Love, Enchanted Ivy, and Ice, as well as middle grade novels Into the Wild and Out of the Wild. She has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times, forandnbsp;Vessel, Ice, and Into the Wild. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband and children. The Lost, The Missing, and The Found are Sarah's first novels for adults. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Visit her at

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Margaret K. McElderry Books
Juvenile Fiction : Fantasy & Magic
Durst, Sarah Beth
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Juvenile Fiction : Nature & the Natural World - General
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
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Grade Level:
from 7
f-c cvr (spfx: none); digital
209.55 x 139.7 mm
Age Level:
from 12

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