The flame in the mist.
Author: Kit Grindstaff.
Expected publication: April 9th 2013.
Publisher: Delacorte Press.
ISBN:0385742908 (ISBN13: 9780385742900)
The sun never shines in the land of Anglavia. Its people live within a constant mist created by their rulers, the evil Agromond family. The Agromonds' control is absolute; no one dares defy them. But things are about to change, for the youngest of them is not like the others…
Fiery-headed Jemma has always felt like the family misfit, and is increasingly disturbed by the dark goings-on at Agromond Castle. On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Jemma discovers the reason why: She is not who she thinks she is, and the Agromonds have terrifying plans for her. In mortal danger, she must flee from the castle.
But saving her skin is just the first of Jemma's ordeals. Ghosts and outcasts, a pair of crystals, a mysterious book, and an ancient prophecy gradually reveal the truth about her past, and proclaim a destiny far greater and more dangerous than any she could imagine.
With her trusted friend, Digby, and her two telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, Jemma faces enemies both human and supernatural. But in the end, she and her untapped powers might be the only hope for a kingdom in peril.
I don't know why, but this book reminds me of Juliet Marillier's work - and I love her books. I really like the sound of this one. An evil Agromond family, an ancient prophecy and two telepathic golden rats? Sounds great to me! The cover is pretty. I had to look two times before I saw the rats; I thought it was her hair.
Only thing I don't like about it: the publishing date! Look at that.. Another long wait is coming.
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