Flannery Lane is tired of being protected by her Uncle Anatole, Wicker Street’s most powerful wizard. After years of secretly studying magic in the back of his bookshop, Flannery longs to show the world what her own magic can do.
Late one night, a vampire hunter knocks urgently on the bookshop door. The young man begs Flannery to fashion him a talisman to fell a vampire. Flannery looks deep into the stranger’s gorgeous eyes and finds herself promising to help him. Little does she realize that this one act will lead to the adventure she longs for and a secret that turns everything she thought she knew about herself upside down.
L.D. HARKRADER is the author of twelve books for young readers, including three ghostwritten Animorphs titles. Her novel Airball (Roaring Brook Press, 2005) was a Junior Library Guild Selection, A New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year and it won the Friends of American Writers Juvenile Literary Award and the William Allen White Award. Visit her at ldharkrader.com!