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About White Midnight
Rose Chandler, a fifteen-year-old bondgirl who lives on Greengard 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 hives 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 compelling, sometimes mystical story of Rose's journey from girl to young woman is a mesmerizing prequel to the acclaimed fantasy adventure Firegold.