"A book to be read over and over for its intriguing story, illustrations, and captions." —School Library Journal, starred review
“A touching tale of understanding and friendship . . . The message of education as a vehicle for progress and dismantling hatred is one that will strike a chord with readers.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
After a series of heated auctions, Cate Tiernan's Immortal Beloved trilogy is now set to be published in seven territories around the world in addition to Little, Brown in the U.S., which will release the first book in September 2010. Other territories will release the book that season or spring 2011. The U.K. publisher, Stodder & Houghton, plans to market the book as an adult/YA crossover; editor Kate Howard said the first manuscript is unlike anything she has read before, "a haunting story of transformation, friendship, love and secrets, but also of tragedy and loss."
In the trilogy, a 460-year-old teen runs from a life of empty parties and darkness and begins to turn towards the light, discovering in the process her own vast untapped magickal power, the presence of untold enemies and a mysterious Viking god of a man who may be, in more ways than one, her other half.
Cate Tiernan is the author of the Sweep and Balefire series.