From the author of SKY CARVER comes a riveting account of an unwilling heroine’s quest. It’s been four years since Raven fled Baron Cutter’s estate—four years since her mother, Roxaine, failed to show at the rendezvous. They were bonded servants then. Now, Raven, at 15, is an outlaw and a powerful mage—she can change into a bird at will. But she is haunted by the past: Did her mother abandon her? Or did Raven desert Roxaine in her hour of need? Driven by a desire to know what happened that night, Raven returns to the Baron’s estate. What she discovers is beyond her imagining, and she is left with a choice: escape a second time or help the mother whose will is as strong as her own.
Vivid details and amusing characters add depth to Raven’s intricately created world, where a girl must look beyond magic—and herself—to save what is most important.