Author(s): Kamilla Benko
An enchanting, exciting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange creatures, blending the timeless feel of A Wrinkle in Time with Frozen's powerful themes of identity, enchantment, and sisterhood.
Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor . . . until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden.
There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.
An original, exciting fantasy about a girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange creatures, blending the timeless feel of The Chronicles of Narnia with Frozen's powerful themes of identity and sisterhood.
Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. After interning and working for three of the Big Five publishing houses, she now dreams up stories as an Associate Editor for Paper Lantern Lit. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her bookshelves, teapot, and hiking boots. This is Kamilla Benko's debut novel.