Maggie Stiefvater''s first novel features a potent mix of
dangerous faeries and uprequited love!
New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater''s
first novel is a powerful fantasy featuring dangerous faeries,
otherwordly music and unrequited love.
Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but
prodigiously gifted musician. She''s about to find out she''s also
a cloverhand - one who can see faeries. When a mysterious boy
enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of nowhere,
Deirdre finds herself infatuated. Trouble is, the enigmatic and
conflicted Luke turns out to be a gallowglass - a soulless faerie
assassin - and Deirdre is meant to be his next mark. An equally
hunky - and equally dangerous - dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is
also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a
deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre
before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens
the Queen''s sovereignty. Deirdre has to decide if Luke''s feelings
towards her are real, or only a way to lure her deeper into the
world of Faerie.
Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking
but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren''t
so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old
faerie war isn''t exactly what she had in mind.