In the sequel to The Spell Key, Caitlin and her ex-lover, Badger, are faced with impossible threats and decisions as they fight to defend the kingdom from the evil Myrrhlock.
As Caitlin trains to become a seer on the isle of Chameol, her lost lover, Badger, investigates an outbreak of madness in two of the lower kingdoms. When the evil necromancer Myrrhlock returns to the kingdom, Caitlin is forced to make a choice that could cost her all memories of Badger or her place in the mortal world.
With the exciting thrill of fantasy and suspense of science fiction, The Glass Salamander is full of elegant prose and magical action perfect for young readers.
Ann Downer grew up in Manila and Bangkok in the late 1960's and read many mysteries...until she discovered the rich and wonderful world of fantasy.
Returning to her native Virginia, she began to spend afternoons at the local library reading all the fantasy she could get her hands on. Soon she was inspired to begin a fantasy novel of her own, and so began her career as a fantasy author. She has written The Spellkey, The Glass Salamander, and The Books of the Keepers.
Ms. Downer combines her writing with a full-time career as a science editor at a university press. She lives with her husband, their son, and a large marmalade cat in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 28, 2012)