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The Summer King

Viking Canada, hardcover, 1999; Puffin Canada paperback, 2000.

On the anniversary of her twin sister’s mysterious death, 17 year old Laurel returns to Ireland in search of answers. Her sister, Honor, believed in fairies. Laurel does not. Then ‘the roly poly man’ approaches Laurel with a mission and offers her the chance to save her sister. She accepts his advice: act as if ye believe and see what happens. Setting out in search of the Summer King, she unearths old hatreds in the Faerie Realm and rekindles an old romance of her own. But is the handsome dark-haired Ian friend or foe? 

A beautifully written and finely paced novel. She is undoubtedly one of our finest explorers of fantasy and an accomplished and poetic story-teller.”
Peace Arch News 

Justly renowned for her fantasy novels for young adults.
Ottawa Citizen