From the New York Times-bestselling author, the long-awaited sequel to East, filled with “adventures both fantastic and emotionally authentic” (School Library Journal, starred review).
When Rose first met Charles, he was trapped in the form of a white bear. To rescue him, Rose traveled to the land that lay east of the sun and west of the moon to defeat the evil Troll Queen. Now Rose has found her happily-ever-after with Charles—until a sudden storm destroys his ship and he is presumed dead.
But Rose doesn’t believe the shipwreck was an act of nature, nor does she believe Charles is truly dead. Something much more sinister is at work. With mysterious and unstoppable forces threatening the lives of the people she loves, Rose must once again set off on a perilous journey. And this time, the fate of the entire world is at stake, in this thrilling tale of danger, magic, adventure, and revenge—the follow-up to the beloved high fantasy East, which was nominated as one of NPR’s list of all-time best young adult novels.
“Humans and characters from magic fight for love and life against a dreadful enemy. I could hardly breathe as they battle for the fate of the world. There isn’t a dull moment.” —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Song of the Lioness series