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When her mother dies, Enna leaves the city and her friends to move back home with her brother, Leifer. She thought life would be simpler and more manageable in the forest. But Enna's was not meant to be a simple life, and when Leifer brings home a mysterious piece of vellum and starts setting fires-without a spark, without flint-something seems wrong. Enna cannot decide if that something is a power she wants for herself, or if it's a power that should be extinguished forever. And when her country, Bayern, goes to war, that choice becomes unbearable as her friendships are tested and her sense of self nearly lost in the fires she creates. Ultimately Enna and her best friend, Isi, take a nearly impossible journey in search of a cure for the war around them-and for the wars within themselves.

* A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

* An Amazon "Editor's Pick" for Best Book of the Year

* An Association of Booksellers for Children "Best Book," Science Fiction & Fantasy category

"[T]his novel's pulsing heart lies in rich writing and sharply drawn characters, elements that will be devoured by genre fans just like kindling beneath flames." -Booklist

"[An] original tale that stands on its own . . . with a richly detailed setting, eloquent descriptions, a complex plot, a large cast of characters, and romance, this high fantasy will be welcomed by fans of The Goose Girl and those who have yet to discover it."-School Library Journal "Powerful and romantic." -Kirkus Reviews

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THE GOOSE GIRL 1-58234-990-8 pb - $8.95 1-58234-843-X hc - $17.95
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FOREST BORN 1-59990-167-6 hc - $17.99

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