In 1592, a girl with spirit is a threat.
Ruth has secrets. An old book of heresy belonging to her long-absent father. A dream that haunts her. And love that she and Silas hide from the world.
When she is robbed of all she holds true, her friends from Crowbury slide into terrible danger. Hope is as faint as a moonbow. Dare Ruth trust the shadowy one who could destroy them all?
This is a story about hope overcoming evil, written with satisfying moral complexity. Ruth’s devastation breaks apart time. She sees that her hopes and dreams are a visceral halo of rainbow colours spinning to white… and that evil dream thieves are severing these halos from sleeping victims, many of whom she knows. Those disturbing dreams of black snow lead Ruth to a perilous discovery: one dream thief is connected to her grandfather and the candle-maker’s boy, Jude, from long ago. It’s a fight to the death. To save Ruth, Jude makes the ultimate sacrifice.
‘A powerful new mythology’
‘… a tale that will haunt readers…’
‘Black Snow Falling is a wonderfully creepy book that will have you guessing right to the end. It’s story will have you checking the windows and doors before you rest your head each night… beware of the dream thieves, they may be coming for you next!’
‘This is a humdinger of a novel, and a real treat. As a not too frequent reader of YA, this nevertheless caught my eye (literally - it’s a thing of beauty in itself and shimmers & winks at you from the shelves).’
The black sky empties itself. Shadows tumbling without end…