Keturah, renowned for her storytelling, follows a legendary hart deep into the forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near—and learns then that death is a young lord, melancholy and stern. She is able to charm Lord Death with a story and gain a reprieve, but he grants her only a day, and within that day she must find true love. A mesmerizing love story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance.
* “A darkly gorgeous medieval fairy tale. . . . Leavitt renders in Lord Death a character rivaling the finest gothic depictions. . . . A fine achievement.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “A dark, but uplifting story combining elements of fantasy as well as romance.” —School Library Journal, starred review
* “The romance is intense, the writing is startling, and the story is spellbinding. Readers will be carried away on the wind of Leavitt’s words, and few will be able to guess how she finally ends her story.” —Booklist, starred review
“Lord Death, mysterious and gorgeous, and Keturah, brilliant and beautiful, will be irresistible to romance fans as well as those who like a bit of passion woven into their fantasy.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books