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The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse

(2016)
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A princess and a peasant girl must embark on a dangerous quest to outwit a centuries-old warning foretelling the fall of the Monarchy in this thrilling modern fairy tale.

In the center of the verdant Monarchy lies Dreadwillow Carse, a black and desolate bog that the happy people of the land do their best to ignore. Little is known about it except for one dire warning: If any monarch enters Dreadwillow Carse, then the Monarchy will fall.

Twelve-year-old Princess Jeniah yearns to know what the marsh could possibly conceal that might topple her family's thousand-year reign of peace and prosperity. Meanwhile, in the nearby town of Emberfell, where everyone lives with unending joy, a girl named Aon hides a sorrow she can never reveal. She knows that something in the carse - something that sings a haunting tune only Aon can hear - holds the cure for her sadness. Yet no matter how many times she tries to enter, the terror-inducing dreadwillow trees keep her away. After a chance meeting, Princess Jeniah and Aon hatch a plan to send Aon into the heart of the carse to unlock its darkest secret. But when Aon doesn't return, a guilt-stricken Jeniah must enter the carse to try to rescue her friend - even if it means risking the entire Monarchy.

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse weaves together classic fairy-tale elements - a princess, a forbidden land, and a dangerous quest - in a clever, fast-paced adventure that explores the importance of asking questions and the power of friendship.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Secret Of Dreadwillow Carse (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Brian Farrey
ISBN: 0-606-39831-7 / 978-0-606-39831-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse
Author(s): Brian Farrey
ISBN: 1-61620-505-9 / 978-1-61620-505-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse
Author(s): Brian Farrey
ISBN: 1-61620-697-7 / 978-1-61620-697-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse
Author(s): Brian Farrey
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse
Author(s): Brian Farrey
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse
Author(s): Brian Farrey
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
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