A middle grade fantasy adventure for readers 9-12 that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, or any reader of modern fairy tales.
When Ned and his identical twin tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Across the forest that borders Ned’s village, Áine, the daughter of the Bandit King, is haunted by her mother’s last words: “The wrong boy will save your life and you will save his.” When the Bandit King comes to steal the magic Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, Áine and Ned meet. Can they trust each other enough to cross a read more