Categories: Fantasy/Young Adult
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing/Double Dragon Publishing | Date published: 07/29/2010
Jane Weston, resurrection of the lost Druid race, has lost her best friend's soul to the dragon of the Celtic underworld. Her brother, Jack, has inadvertently stumbled into a power that allows him to become magical as he drains the life from the girl he loves. He can't touch her, hold her hand, or kiss her without killing her slowly.
Jane, hunting for the elusive, yet pervasive alchemist, Ulrich O'Connor, finds that the only man on earth who can help them is a four-year-old boy. He leads her to Connor, a disturbingly attractive, teenage highlander, and Julien, a charming and brilliant French university student, all protégés of "Ulrich O'Connor, the Elder." In an odyssey abroad, they teach her all she would ever need to know to steal a soul from hell and manipulate the delicate balances of Light and Dark that hover on paradox. They crimp a few of her straight laces, smudge her sharp lines of black and white, wrinkle the fabric of her neatly pressed universe, awaken her vagabond soul to the power it holds and, between the four of them, twist the faces of her love into all of its complex shapes.
To steal her friend's soul from the Dragon of Annwyn, Jane will have to deceive the dark princess of the Tuathan, Maeve, and then risk her own soul with only four-year-old Ulrich to guard the coveted power of its crystal. What she doesn't know about the boys, who have risked their lives to save her, could cost Jane something more precious than her soul. But in the magic of paradox, to win, you must lose.