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The Sleeping Prince

By Melinda Salisbury   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545921329 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545921275 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.86" x 8.52" | Ages 14 & Up

Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater’s Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys Errin’s herbs to cast dangerous spells she was never supposed to see. Silas promises to help Errin, but when he’s taken by the Prince’s forces, Errin must journey across her war-ravaged kingdom to find Silas’s family — a legendary band of alchemists with the power to cure Errin’s mother. But their abilities come at a great cost, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

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Praise for The Sin Eater’s Daughter

*“In addition to creating vivid and varied characters, Salisbury has a talent for worldbuilding, populating her world with shiver-inducing legends, original customs, and political and religious debates.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Through Twylla’s deliberate, present-tense narration, Salisbury weaves a complex tale of romance, religion, fairy tales and politics . . . A satisfying read with impressive depth and emotion.” —Kirkus Reviews