168 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.5 in
October 13, 2003
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0974311006
ISBN - 13: 9780974311005
About the Book
When her guardian of 50 years dies quietly in his sleep, V]gelein, a tiny clockwork faerie, is left without someone to wind her and has less than five hours to live. Unable to reach the keyhole in her back, she continues to wind down, and when she stops, her memories of the past 300 years quickly slip away.
From the Publisher
When Jakob, Vogelein's Guardian of fifty years, dies quietly in his sleep one night, her life is thrown into utter turmoil. Left without someone to wind her, the tiny clockwork faerie has less than five hours to live - unless she can find someone to trust. Unable to reach the keyhole in her back, she continues to wind down until she stops - and then her memories of the past three hundred years will quickly slip away, leaving her a simple automaton unable to speak or move on her own. In her search for a new Guardian, Vogelein must grapple with her own past, her current daily survival and a true Faerie who has taken an instant disliking to her, all so that she will not lose her memories - and her self.