The city of Bryre suffers under
the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear
without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed
outside after dark.
Yet night is the only time that
Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her
father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her
spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created
for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.
Despite her caution, a boy named
Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As
they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the
wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre.
And what he knows will change Kym’s
Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of
the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a
compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic. – Publisher’s blurb
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