"Renner's plot is both complex and compelling." —Booklist
"Smart writing that combines mystery, historical fantasy and a touch of steampunk...Readers will also delight in Charlie's transformation from hotheaded victim to shrewd leader--and friend." —Kirkus
"Charlie's transformation from scullery to rightful heir is an adventure not to be missed. Well written, well plotted, well done." —School Library Journal, starred review
"The shadowy passageways of a castle in ruin and an urban populace steeped in poverty and rebellion make for an ideal backdrop to the plot's many twists and turns." —Bulletin
About the Author
Ellen Renner was born in the United States, in the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, and she now lives in a very old house in England with her husband, son, and cats. Visit her online at www.ellenrenner.com.