There is magic in starlight, of course. This is well known. Moonlight, however. That is a different story. Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest to keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch, Xan, is really kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest.
One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise the girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna's thriteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge with unpredictable consequences, just when it's time for Xan to go collect another child. Meanwhile, a young man is determined to free his people by killing the witch. And a volcano, dormant for centuries, rumbles within the earth...
"As exciting and layerd as classics like Peter Pan or The Wizard of Oz." - The New York Times Book Review
"A gorgeously written fantasy." - People
"Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A sure bet for anyone who enjoys a truly fantastic story." - Booklist, starred review.
"An expertly woven and enchanting offering." - School Library Journal, starred review.
- Paperback Pages: 400
- Book Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.1 inches
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