Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 11
- Grade: 4 to 6
Maeve, a blacksmith's daughter, has been living among the Druids for several months as she trains to be a seer. She still marvels at the newfound friendship in her life. Her teacher Bradan, her friends Enda, Nora and Declan, and the rest of the Druids living at the Ruin, provide her with a sense of belonging she's never felt before.
But she learns how fragile her feelings of acceptance are when she makes a shocking discovery about where she comes from. And she learns that her past puts those she loves in grave danger. Maeve will have to use all her skills if she's to save those she cares about.
About the author
Kristin Butcher never planned to be a writer, but she's been doing it professionally now for nearly 25 years, and she still loves it. Kristin has been a finalist for the Sheila E. Egoff Award, the IODE Violet Downey Award, the Silver Birch Award, CLA Book of the Year Award and many more. Her books have been OLA Best Bets and ALA Quick Picks selections, and she is a two-time winner of the Chocolate Lily Award. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.