When her parents are condemned to death by Morgan Fay for the crime of reading, Arti Penderhagen becomes a fugitive. Hunted by Mordred, the sadistic police captain who recites poetry to enhance his physical strength, Arti escapes to the Isle of Avalon, a sanctuary for outlaws. There she meets an old librarian named Merl who tells her about the Grail Tome, an ancient book in Morgan Fay's possession that can alter the course of history. Can Arti steal the book in time to save her family?
Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner - Honorable Mention - Young Adult Fiction.
Short-listed for the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize.
A Montaigne Medal finalist for most thought-provoking book.
"This dynamic, fast-paced story begins on page one with punch and intrigue. Just a few pages with Arti and we are fully invested in her struggle, her spirit, and her fight against the Corporation." The Eric Hoffer Award
"This holds the beauty and wonder of some of my favorite classics, such as The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Lord of the Rings." Amazon Review
"Everything a great story should have." Amazon Review
"A fantastic ode to reading." Goodreads Review