Gold: Independent Book Publishers Benjamin Franklin Award for Audiobook, Fiction
Silver: Independent Book Publishers Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book
Gold: Mom's Choice Award for excellence in family-friendly media
Independent Press NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite in Historical Fiction
Independent Press NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite in Book Cover Design
In medieval Cornwall, young Megge has come of age to be apprenticed to the healer of Bury Down. But first, she must summon the courage to accept and vow to protect the terrifying Book of Seasons, which holds life-sustaining power harnessed by Murga, the first seer of Bury Down.
"MEGGE IS A PROTAGONIST EASY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH, TO ROOT FOR, TO WORRY ABOUT, AND WHEN DARK FORCES ENTER HER WORLD, KIGHTLINGER’S STORYTELLING ABILITIES SHINE."
~ DAVID ANTHONY DURHAM, AUTHOR OF PRIDE OF CARTHAGE AND THE ACACIA TRILOGY