On the night Sonia Ocampo is born, the village folk of Tres Montes survive the most horrific storm they have ever seen.
Immediately they believe Sonia must possess a special gift to heal and protect.
But after a young boy dies despite her prayers, sixteen-year-old Sonia is filled with shame and a sense of utter powerlessness.
The hundreds of tiny gold symbols pinned to her shawl now only seem like empty, superstitious charms.
At once she longs to escape a life built on lies. With the help of her aunt, Sonia takes a train to the city to begin a post in the household of a wealthy woman.
Perhaps all their fortunes will now improve? However, a short time later Sonia hears the devastating news that her brother has gone missing from the village.
It is not the first time a young man has disappeared in the region, and everyone knows all too well what his fate may be.
Sonia must now risk absolutely everything to find him, and find a way to bring him home.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/06/2012
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781406341942