- US Edition
A mesmerizing and beautifully written fantasy novel by the author of BENEATH THE HAUNTING SEA, described by Kirkus as "epic, musical and tender."
Echo Alkaev’s safe and carefully structured world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf — the same creature who attacked and scarred her as a child. To save her father, Echo agrees to the wolf’s ultimatum—to live with him for one year. But there’s more to the wolf than she realizes.
In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, something new, dark, and strange lies behind every door. Within these halls, Echo discovers centuries-old secrets, a magical library full of books-turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, the rooms begin to disappear and Echo must solve the mystery of the wolf’s enchantment before her time is up — otherwise Echo, the wolf, and Hal will be lost forever.
World rights: Page Street (January 2019)
Starred review from Publishers Weekly
“Meyer (Beneath the Haunting Sea) refreshes the familiar framework with additional fairy tale elements—“Cupid and Psyche,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Tam Lin” among them—producing a compelling, satisfying romantic adventure with metafictional undertones.”
Starred Kirkus review
“Epic and engrossing. Magic pulsates through every page; every landscape in this alternate Siberia lives and breathes … Readers will ache when it’s over and want to start all over again … A lush, captivating new twist on beloved fairy tales.”
Joanna is the author of the critically acclaimed Echo North, as well as the companion novel duology Beneath the Haunting Sea and Beyond the Shadowed Earth. She writes stories about fierce teens finding their place in the world, fighting to change their fate, save the ones they love, or carve out a path to redemption.
Joanna lives in Mesa, Arizona with her dear husband and son, a rascally feline, and an enormous grand piano named Prince Imrahil. As often as she can, she escapes the desert heat and heads north to the mountains, where the woods are always waiting.
Visit Joanna’s website at JoannaRuthMeyer.com, or connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @gamwyn.