Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction (nominee)
Diribani never expected to meet a goddess at the village well, much less one who grants her a remarkable gift: flowers and precious jewels drop from her lips whenever she talks. Tana is happy for her beloved stepsister, yet when she encounters the goddess, she finds herself speaking snakes and toads. While Diribani's newfound wealth brings her a prince, Tana is chased out of the village because the province's governor fears snakes, though thousands are dying of a plague spread by rats. As their fates hang in the balance, each sister struggles to understand her gift. Will it bring her wisdom, good fortune, love . . . or death?
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Used availability for Heather Tomlinson's Toads and Diamonds
March 2010 : USA Hardback
March 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition