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Published by Pushkin

This volume has a really distinctive cover, that everyone seems to pick up and admire. Another brilliant book from the Pushkin ‘stable’ – a Japanese fantasy to another world.

Erin’s mother cares for the Toda – serpents that are central to the success of the army and the safety of the kingdom. It is a job that involves ensuring they are healthy, fit and well. Ready to go to battle as soon as necessary. It is a dangerous job, the Toda controlled by silent whistles… Erin’s mother though is good at her job, she is different, though. Some would say she shouldn’t be looking after the Toda at all. Many are suspicious.

When the Toda under her mother’s care die, Erin is forced to escape, as her mother is executed…

An extraordinary and unique tale of intrigue, danger and adventure. Something different for the Summer….

 

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