A powerful tale of magic, love and revenge set in a fairy-tale Japan; this is Cinderella meets Memoirs of a Geisha.
The brightest illusions hid the darkest truths...Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to recreate herself in any form - a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past.
But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother's new husband, Lord Terayama, or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama's kitchens, or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands?
Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to capture the heart of a prince - and determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her, not even love.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781406318159