The cover shows Sophie and Dex at the lamppost
But everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a new world that is vastly different from her own.
Secrets they might even kill for...
In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where a girl, caught between two worlds, needs to know if she can do what she was made to do.
Blurry, fractured images swam through Sophie's mind, but she couldn't piece them together. She tried opening her eyes and found only darkness. Something rough pressed against her wrists and ankles, refusing to let her move.
A wave of cold rushed through her as the horrifying realization dawned.
She was a hostage.
A cloth across her lips stifled her cry for help, and a sedative's sweet aroma stung her nose when she inhaled, making her head spin.
Were they going to kill her?
Would the Black Swan really destroy their own creation?
The drug lulled her toward a dreamless oblivion, but she fought back - clinging to the one memory that could shine a tiny spot of light in the thick, inky haze. A pair of beautiful aquamarine eyes.
Fitz's eyes. The first friend in her new life. Her first friend ever.
Maybe if she hadn't noticed him that day in the museum, none of this would have happened.
No. She knew it'd be too late even then. The white fires were already burning - curving toward her city and filling the sky with sticky, sweet smoke.
The spark before the blaze.
Illustrated and Annotated Edition
As of August 4, 2020, Shannon Messenger will be releasing 'Keeper of the Lost Cities Illustrated and Annotated Edition.’ It is a special edition of the first book, with never before seen embellishments by the author herself.
- Sixteen black and white illustrations
- Five deleted scenes
- Author Annotations
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