"An absolutely enchanting tale . . . I adored it." Tamzin Merchant, author of The Hatmakers
A bold and evocative new adventure novel from Cerrie Burnell, celebrating difference and found family. Perfect for fans of Sophie Anderson, Katherine Rundell and Catherine Doyle.
Silverthorne is a place of secrets. A forest of twisting paths and tangled thorns. A castle with locked towers and whispers of tragedy. A village trapped between terrors known and unknown. But something is stirring in the leaves . . .
Saffy is a good girl, tired of being told to stick to the forest paths, and always follow the rules.
Aurelia is a hidden girl, locked in a castle tower, dreaming of escaping the fate she's told awaits her.
Wild Rose is a fierce girl, raised by wolves, full of spells and fearlessness and cunning.
Together, they will change life in Silverthorne forever.
"Wildly exciting and wickedly whimsical . . . a story as warming and delicious as stolen porridge." Hana Tooke, author of The Unadoptables
"One of the most delightful stories I've read in years. Burnell's writing sparkles like starlight, guiding you through a wild fairy tale brimming with friendship, magic and hope." Maria Kuzniar, author of The Ship of Shadows series
"A story of girls, glorious girls, in all their feisty, feminine brilliance." Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant