Synopses & Reviews
Flora knows better than to take shortcuts in her family home, Crackpot Hall--the house has eleven thousand rooms, and ever since her mother banished the magickal butler, those rooms move around at random. But Flora is late for school, so she takes theand#160;unpredictable elevator anyway.and#160;Huge
mistake. Lost in her own house, she stumbles upon the long-banished butler--andand#160;into a mind-blowingand#160;muddle of intrigue and betrayal that changes her world forever. and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Full ofand#160;wildly clever plot twists, this extraordinary first novel establishes Ysabeau Wilce as aand#160;compelling new voice in teen fantasy.
From a compelling new voice in teen fantasy comes this extraordinary first novel that tells of the magical mishaps of a spirited girl, her glass-gazing sidekick, two ominous butlers, a house with 11,000 rooms, and a red dog.
A rich, witty fantasy comes to paperback
The conclusion to the highly acclaimed trilogy featuring Flora Fyrdraaca finds Flora and her red dog embarking on a journey to find her true mother--long believed dead. Magickal encounters, pirate battles, and an unexpected romance abound in this nonstop adventure.
Despite her troublesome attraction to magick, Flora has more or less spent her life doing whats been expected of her. Now, at sixteen, she knows that this path has been strewn with secrets. Sure that her true mother, Tiny Doom—long believed to be dead—is alive, Flora becomes determined to find her and leave behind the lies shes been told about who she is. Floras quest takes her on a journey from lawless islands to the deadly desert, and into an unexpected romance with a brooding stranger who reveals himself to be a kindred spirit. And it all becomes far more dangerous when Flora realizes how desperately their enemies want Tiny Doom—and Flora herself—dead.
About the Author
YSABEAU S. WILCE is the author of Flora Segunda, Flora's Dare, and Flora's Fury, and she has also published work in Asimov's Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Tiptree Award, and Flora's Dare won the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Trained as a military historian, she claims to have turned to fiction when the truth no longer compared favorably to the shining lies of her imagination. She lives in San Francisco with her family.