From young rising star Jessica Miller comes this richly imagined fantasy adventure, an unmissable addition to the genre for readers of Jessica Townsend, Karen Foxlee and Philip Pullman.
A land of forbidden magic.
A book of ancient maps.
And a story of courage and sisterly love.
Magic is banned in Stolitsa. Any girl showing signs of being magical is whisked away to Bleak Steppe-to a life, so the stories go, of unspeakable horror.
So when strange things begin to happen to Olga, she knows she has a dangerous secret, one she must guard with great care.
But then the birds take the thing most precious to her, and Olga knows she must summon all her courage to go into the Republic of Birds to get it back.
It's an impossible task-unless she can find a way to unlock her hidden magic.