A spellbinding story, now in paperback, from the Sunday
Times-bestselling author of The Girl of Ink & Stars,
winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
'A story bursting with imagination, sparkle and tender heart
... I adored it!' JASBINDER BILAN
'Both souful poetry and thrilling adventure; powerful and
delicate, chilling and comforting' SOPHIE ANDERSON
'Ripping propulsive plot, gorgeous imagery, floating fairytale
prose ... absolutely loved it' ROSS MONTGOMERY
In an Italian city ravaged by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful
mementoes from the bones of loved ones. But one day, she
doesn't return home. Did her work lead her into danger?
Sofia and her little brother Ermin are sent to the convent orphanage
but soon escape, led by an enigmatic new friend and their
pet crow, Corvith.
Together they cross the city underground, following clues in bones
up to the towers of Siena, where - circled by magpies - the
children find the terrible truth ...
The fourth children's novel by Times number
one bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave, winner of the Waterstones
Children's Book Prize and the British Book Awards Children's
Book of the Year.
From the author of The Island at the End of Everything,
The Way Past Winter and The Deathless
A darkly beautiful historical novel featuring Kiran's
trademark magical realism and an enthralling mystery.