Thu 3 Mar 2011
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Raven had spent too long on the hunt. He cocked his head, beady eyes fixed on the sweating girl. In this form, his vision was sharp, but he’d perched near enough that even with weak human sight he could have observed the curious weave of the girl’s black suit. The stark color wasn’t becoming, but something about this girl spoke to senses that went beyond a bird’s vision. She hadn’t the luminous dimensionality of his own people, yet she was rooted in her reality. It wasn’t much, but no human he’d encountered in this incarnation of the world had shown even that much promise. He’d already spent too long on the hunt. His time was running out. He had to try.
About the book:
Trees are dying. People are getting sick. Science offers no answers. Then fifteen-year-old Kelsa meets a boy who claims to be the mythological trickster spirit, Raven, and he tells her about an impending ecological disaster and that she must help him save the world. With magic.
Maybe he’s crazy.
Or maybe he’s telling her truths that others have forgotten, and if she fails him the world will die. Even though helping him means risking her own life.
What people are saying:
“…Bell adeptly explores the relationship between Kelsa and Raven. At first stormy and volatile, it slowly develops into a friendship based on trust. A satisfying conclusion is reached when what began as a journey to heal the Earth ends as a healing journey for Kelsa and her family.”—School Library Journal
“Plot drives this book from the start to the rousing climax and surprise resolution. Humor will engage readers’ interest while the ever-increasing suspense will keep it.”—Kirkus
Released: January 3, 2011
About the author:
Hilari has been called the poster child for persistence. The first novel of her novels to be published was the 5th she’d written–and when it was accepted she was working on novel 14. Trickster’s Girl is her 17th published novel and she plans for many more. You can visit her at hilaribell.com.