Saturday, April 26, 2008
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Keturah is a storyteller, and she promises one of magic and love, daring and death, one to comfort the heart and the truest ending of any she has ever told. This story is her own quest to discover true love.
Keturah is drawn into the woods to see the famed hart which has evaded death from skilled hunters. Soon she is lost, and as three days pass, she knows her fate is sealed. But she still has a story to tell and shares one so compelling that Lord Death wants to know more, granting her another day to find true love, before he comes again.
In the style of Shannon Hale (River Secrets) or Mette Harrison (The Princess and the Hound) Leavitt delivers a retold tale with a twist. This novel will engage older adolescents who love stories like Cinderella but want things to work out in a darker way.