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Back in 2015 I described Carrie Anne Noble‘s debut Young Adult fantasy/historical fiction novel, The Mermaid’s Sister, as lying “somewhere in the realm of folklore and fairy tale.” I suspect her second novel, The Gold-Son, will inhabit similar terrain.
Here are their first lines:
Llanfair Mountain, Pennsylvania 1870
Wishing gets you nothing.
These are old wounds carved into the trunk of an ancient tree.
You can read my review of The Mermaid’s Sister here.
In the forest north of Loughgillan stood a tree so beautiful it could bring a grown man to tears–but few men ever saw it.