First edition cover
|Author||Patricia A. McKillip|
|February 7, 2006|
|Preceded by||Harrowing the Dragon|
|Followed by||The Bell at Sealey Head|
As a bookseller in California, Sylva Lynn has a comfortable life away from her family. But after receiving word that her grandfather has died, she reluctantly returns to New York for the funeral. When the old magic protecting their house from the fay fails, Sylva's cousin is kidnapped and replaced with a changeling. Like her relative the courageous Rois Melior, the hero of Winter Rose, it is only Sylva, who is part fairy herself, who is able to cross the border into the other realm to rescue him and return peace to their ancestral home
- Mythopoeic Awards - Fantasy. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
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