Synopses & Reviews
Teenager Faris Nallaneen is the heir to the small northern dukedom of Galazon. Too young still to claim her title, her despotic Uncle Brinker has ruled in her place. Now he demands she be sent to Greenlaw College. For her benefit he insists. To keep me out of the way, more like it!
But Greenlaw is not just any school-as Faris and her new best friend Jane discover. At Greenlaw students major in . . . magic.
But it's not all fun and games. When Faris makes an enemy of classmate Menary of Aravill, life could get downright . . . deadly.
"An intriguing, not-so-different early twentieth-century alternate world where magic works unobtrusively . . . . Strikingly set, pleasingly peopled, and cleverly plotted!"--Kirkus (pointer review)
"Delightful."--The Washington Post
"One of the most entertaining and satisfying fantasies to come along in some time!"--Locus
Before there was a Hogwarts and Harry Potter, there was young Faris Nallaneen, the Duchess of Galazon, the newest student at Greenlaw College. Farris has been sent to this far-off school by her uncle in his bid to control Galazon himself. He hasn't counted on the academic specialty of the ancient college of Greenlaw. For, in addition to history, logic, and deportment, his niece will be studying . . . magic.
About the Author
grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in the History of Art. Almost twenty years later, she learned to drive a car. Her interests include Mark Twain, baseball, the portrait miniatures of Nicholas Hilliard, and learning how to parallel park. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.