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The glass casket /

by Templeman, McCormick [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]Edition: First edition.Description: 337 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780385743457; 0385743459; 9780375991134; 0375991131.Subject(s): Fairy tales | Paranormal fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Community life -- Fiction | Witches -- Fiction | Love stories | Fairy tales | Young adult fiction | Science fictionSummary: After the brutal murder of her cousin, everything changes for sixteen-year-old Rowan, who must not only seek the evil forces responsible before they destroy her family and village, but also set aside her studies when she becomes betrothed to her best friend, Tom.
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Death hasn't visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders' bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal.<br> Rowan's village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan's door once again.<br> Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.<br> <br> A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick <br> <br> [ STAR ] "With stylish prose, richly developed characters and well-realized worldbuilding, Templeman plumbs archetypes of folklore to create a compelling blend of mythic elements and realistic teen experience."- Kirkus Reviews , Starred <br> <br> [ STAR ] "This has both the stylish beauty of those [classic fairy] tales and the chilling darkness that makes them timeless."- The Bulletin , Starred <br> <br> "The legion of Maggie Stiefvater fans out there ought to look this way."- Booklist

After the brutal murder of her cousin, everything changes for sixteen-year-old Rowan, who must not only seek the evil forces responsible before they destroy her family and village, but also set aside her studies when she becomes betrothed to her best friend, Tom.

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When five riders of the king's guard travel through remote Nag's End and never return, Rowan's and her best friend Tom's lives are thrown into terrifying disarray: villagers are killed behind locked doors, demons stalk the woods, and men go insane. Scary, thrilling, and enchanting, this complex novel ties together fairy tales and monsters, fortunetelling, first love, and avarice. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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