A stunning new mythical adventure, set in a troubled world where one young girl may hold the key to healing old wounds and restoring life to the drought-ridden land - a book to set alongside Pullman, Nicholson, Le Guin and other fantasy greats.
Quickwater Lake is as black as night, a dark jewel in the heart of Folavia. But it is deadly, and only one person - baby Ora - has survived the quickwater.
Now almost fifteen, Ora is drawn to the natural world beyond the castle gates...and something in the lake is calling to her. Soon she is caught up in a web of betrayal that threatens the very existence of the kingdom. Ora must confront the King's terrible secret and discover the truth about the ShÃ�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â¦dow Master before her world is torn apart.