KNIFE is a classic fairy story, with a feisty heroine and a dark side...
"Knife woke in a cold sweat, the torn edge of her wing sizzling with pain. How long had she lain unconscious Her worst fears had come to pass: she was trapped, flightless, a prisoner. The humans had put her in a box, and now they had come to torment her..."
Don't read this book if you're expecting fairy dust - the last thing Knife is likely to wield is a magic wand...
Readers will fall in love with Anderson's debut. - The Times
Compelling and mature...maintains its suspense to the final page - Books Quarterly (Waterstone's)
Perfect for the kind of girl who enjoys fantasy with a dash of romance - The Times
Pure pleasure...highly recommended - The Times
A compelling adventure/love story - Financial Times
Love, fear, compassion and courage are woven into a magical story - Amanda Craig, The Times
This is the best kind of fantasy: a book that makes fairies wonderfully real - Sarah Prineas, author of THE MAGIC THIEF
Rebecca Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.
As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she discovered more contemporary authors like Ursula LeGuin, Patricia A. McKillip and Robin McKinley, and learned to take as much pleasure from their language as the stories they told.
Now married and the mother of three young sons, Rebecca reads to her children the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar sense of humour, adventure, and timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and young adults.