Author(s): Franny Billingsley
Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.
This gothic romance perfectly fits the bestselling trends at present Teenage girls will adore the magical love story mixed with the darker strands of fairytale along with the unique and stand-out writing From the author of the prize-winning The Folk Keeper, which is being rejacketed alongside Chime
Praise for The Folk Keeper: 'Combines the foreboding romance of ballads with the Gothic drama of ancient legends ... [The Folk Keeper] is artfully plotted and melodically written' New York Times 'A minor masterpiece of compression: sharply written and highly engaging for 10 to 16-year-olds' TES 'A most enchanting, original and compulsive fantasy. The reader is fascinated, drawn in from the very beginning ... The language is rich and expressive and the emotional involvement with all of the characters is developed with consummate skill and craftswomanship. Highly recommended' School Librarian
Franny's first novel for Bloomsbury, The Folk Keeper, was awarded many US prizes including Notable Children's Book and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Best Book of the Year (School Library Journal). Chime is Franny Billingsley's third book, her first being Well Wished. Franny lives in her home town of Chicago with her husband and two children.