“This is an engaging story that moves at a blistering pace . . . a powerful tale that takes us to a mythical place where magic and the simple and purest joys in life are prized above all else . . . If you haven’t read a book by Tarquini before then I can only encourage you to sit down and strap yourself in for the ride with faith.”
—Sandra Ruttan, author of The Spying Moon and What Burns Within
Brigadoon meets Pippin in a quirky tale of grief steeped deep in a truth from Italian folklore—remember what helps, forget what hurts, give what remains permission to soar.
In Panduri, an enchanted city seen only at twilight, everyone’s path is mapped, everyone’s destiny decided, their lives charted at birth and steered by an unwavering star. Everyone has his place, and Matteo, second son of Panduri’s duca is eager to take up his as Legendary Protector—at the border and out from under his father’s domineering thumb. Until Matteo’s older brother pulls rank and heads to the border in Matteo’s stead, leaving Panduri’s orbit in a spiral and Matteo’s course on a skid. Forced to follow an unexpected path, resentful and raw, Matteo is determined to rise, to pursue the one future Panduri’s star can never chart: a life of his own.
Author: Mindy Tarquini
Publication Date: September 25, 2018