THE KINGDOM’S HEART is the City. The City’s heart is the King. The King’s heart is the Prince. The Prince is missing. Ever since the Prince disappeared, nothing has been right in the Kingdom. Something has disturbed the strange, old magic that whispers around its borders . . . something cunning and powerful. And the disturbance extends to the farthest reaches of the Kingdom, including the idyllic village where Timou is learning to be a mage under her father’s tutelage. When Timou’s father journeys to the City to help look for the Prince, but never returns, Timou senses that the disturbance in the Kingdom is linked to her—and to the undiscovered heritage of the mother she never knew. She must leave her village, even if it means confronting powers greater than her own, even though what she finds may challenge everything she knows. Even if it means leaving love behind.
Rachel Neumeier is the author of several fantasy novels for both adults and young adults, including The Keeper of the Mist, The City in the Lake, and The Floating Islands. Find out more at rachelneumeier.com.
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Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Jul 08, 2008| 312 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375849596