Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide.
Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge is coming out with a new dark YA historical fantasy this October that’s sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more.
A Skinful of Shadows is set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear.
Read an exclusive sneak peek at A Skinful of Shadows below. And don’t forget to pre-order your copy today!
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