"Marriott notes Andersen s The Wild Swans as her inspiration, but the novel is entirely her own, full of narrative power and magic." BOOKLIST When Alexandra s mother is slain by an unnatural beast, shadows fall on the once-lush kingdom. Too soon the widowed king is entranced by a cunning stranger and in one chilling moment Alexandra s beloved brothers disappear, and she is banished to a barren land. Rich in visual detail, sparked by a formidable evil, and sweetened with familial and romantic love, here is the tale of a girl who discovers powerful healing gifts and the courage to use them to save her ailing kingdom."
Zoe Marriott makes her fantasy debut with this luscious novel inspired by Hans Christian Andersen s THE WILD SWANS. She lives in England."