A Creature of Moonlight (Paperback)
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Sixteen-year-old Marni lives with her Gramps in a one-room shack, cultivating a magnificent flower garden that attracts villagers and noblemen alike. Only the invasive blue dragon flowers in her garden belie Marni’s secret: She is the niece of the king and the daughter of a dragon. When events force Marni to claim her rightful place as princess in her uncle’s court, King Roderick eyes the dragon-born girl with suspicion, blaming her for the enchanted, rapidly encroaching woods that are destroying his kingdom. Will the king kill Marni, as he did her mother, or will Marni get her revenge first? A rich, compelling fantasy for the wild at heart.
About the Author
Rebecca Hahn grew up in Iowa, attended college in Minnesota, and soon afterward moved to New York City, where she worked in book publishing and wrote A Creature of Moonlight on the side. She now lives in California. Visit her at www.rebeccahahnbooks.com.
“This is fairy-tale fantasy at its best, with evocative prose and simple storytelling deftly conveying a powerful emotional core that will haunt readers long after the pages end.”—Bulletin, starred review
“Hahn’s prose is slow and delicious, building to a denouement that is both thrilling and surprising.”—BookPage
“An eloquent story about free will, the meaning of home, and love’s varied forms.”—Horn Book Magazine
“The fairy-tale world in A Creature of Moonlight is richly woven, laced with such delicate details that when you close your eyes it’s impossible not to see the thin blue dragon flowers or hear the whispering leaves beckoning you into the thicket. This story engages every sense, and burrows into your imagination.”—New York Times Book Review
“In Hahn’s polished, confident debut, the daughter of a runaway princess and a dragon comes of age...this profound and original story feels like a long-lost classic fairy tale.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This debut novel is abundant with both magical images and realistic family conflict, melding them into a compelling story.”—VOYA
“This book’s greatest strength lies in the vivid woodland scenes and the rich detail that describes the mystical pieces of Marni’s tale.”—School Library Journal"A dreamlike, poetic fantasy bildungroman explores the power of choice and the meaning of home...Hahn's debut is cumulatively stunning"—Kirkus, starred review
“Fantasy fans will appreciate this lyrical, character- driven story about a unique girl learning to find her place in an inhospitable world.”—Booklist