By Frances Hardinge
Frances Hardinge weaves a dismal, otherworldly story in A Skinful of Shadows, her first publication because the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree.
'Everyone should still learn Frances Hardinge. every person. correct now.' - Patrick Ness
'Hardinge is a expertise who merits to be learn by way of teenagers and adults alike' - Guardian
When a creature dies, its spirit can go searching for someplace to conceal.
Some humans have house inside of them, ideal for hiding.
Makepeace, a brave lady with a mysterious earlier, defends herself nightly from the ghosts which try and own her. Then a dreadful occasion motives her to drop her shield for a moment.
And now there is a ghost inside of her.
The spirit is wild, brutish and robust, however it could be her purely defence in a time of darkish suspicion and worry. because the English Civil conflict erupts, Makepeace needs to make a decision that is worse: ownership – or death.
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A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge