Companion to Firegold, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Rose Chandler, a fifteen-year-old bondgirl who lives on Greengarden Orchard, fears everything: the dark, the moon, other people, and the Dalriadas from the Red Mountains who are at war with the Valley folk. But Rose especially fears the Thing locked in the attic of the Bighouse, home of Mr. Brae, the Master of Greengarden. Rose loves Greengarden and dreams of saving it from Mr. Brae’s neglect. That love gives her the courage to confront her fears one by one, until at last she comes face-to-face with the Thing in the attic. There, when Rose lights a candle in the dark, a nightmare beyond her worst imagining comes true, and she learns Mr. Brae has betrayed her. Then the Thing – and the intensifying war – present Rose
with a terrible dilemma. Will she have to give up the land she loves in order to save it?
Dia Calhoun's mesmerizing new novel is the sometimes mystical story of Rose’s journey from girl to young woman.
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Dia Calhoun spent years training to be a dancer before turning to graphic design and then to writing. Firegold was her first book, followed by Aria of the Sea, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She lives in Tacoma, Washington.
Grade 7 Up--This horror story is set in the same world that Calhoun created in Firegold (Winslow, 1999), but takes place 400 years earlier. Rose Chandler, 15, is a bondgirl on Greengarden Orchard. She is too ugly to attract a husband, or so she is often told, and too fearful and disabled by fits of asthma to do much more than lead an old ox around the orchard. Her timidity attracts the attention of the orchard's owner, Mr. Brae, who wants an heir and needs a compliant girl to help him get one. He makes an irresistible offer to Rose's parents--status, possessions, and freedom from bondage--in exchange for Rose's hand in marriage to the monstrous grandson he has kept locked in the attic since birth. Everyone at Greengarden fears "The Thing," who is rumored to feed on human flesh, but the teen finds the inner reserves to accept the offer, both for the sake of her family and even more for her secret desire to own and nurture the orchard. The book stands on its own as a complete story, but is even better as a companion to Firegold, clearing up some of the mysteries of the first novel and linking people, places, and cultures from past and future together. Either way, this is a satisfying read.--Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA
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