When her mother disappears without a trace, Anaid is baffled. Taken in by friends, she learns a shocking truth: her mother is a witch, but not just any witch ...She is the chosen one who is prophesied to end a bloody war with the cruel Odish clans who are intent on attaining eternal life, at whatever cost. As Anaid struggles with this discovery, she starts developing powers of her own, and sets out on a dangerous journey to rescue her mother and, ultimately, herself. This magical fantasy by internationally acclaimed author Maite Carranza delves deeply into the unspoken ties between mothers and daughters and the mysteries of growing up.
Maite Carranza studied Anthropology and worked as a teacher. In 1992, she began to write full time. She ha received several awards including EDEBE children's literature prize and has written more than 40 books for young readers. Maite lives in Barcelona, Spain. Noel Baca-Castex, the translator, was born in Argentina. After receiving a degree in Spanish-English, she worked in publishing for ten years. Noel is now a full-time translator and lives in New Jersey, America.