From the acclaimed author of Plain Kate, a new
novel about what lurks in the shadows, and how to put it to rest .
In the world of Sorrow''s Knot, the dead do not rest
easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry,
something deadly. Most of the people of this world live on the
sunlit, treeless prairies. But a few carve out an uneasy living in
the forest towns, keeping the dead at bay with wards made from
magically knotted cords. The women who tie these knots are called
binders. And Otter''s mother, Willow, is one of the greatest
binders her people have ever known.
But Willow does not wish for her daughter to lead the lonely,
heavy life of a binder, so she chooses another as her apprentice.
Otter is devastated by this choice, and what''s more, it leaves her
untrained when the village falls under attack. In a moment of
desperation, Otter casts her first ward, and the results are
disastrous. But now Otter may be her people''s only hope against
the shadows that threaten them. Will the challenge be too great for
her? Or will she find a way to put the dead to rest once and for