St. Martin’s Press
“Rule uses sharp, lyrical prose to describe a culture with its own gods and monsters, mixing ancient worlds and new technology…Rule delivers a funny, exciting adventure for readers ready to move on from doe-eyed heroines swooning over rugged heroes.” — Kirkus Reviews
For eighteen years, Redwing has lived in hiding in a city of hissing pipes and curving temples perched on the side of Mol, the great volcano. Her father hoped she would grow up to be a real human girl and not a wicked creature out of mythology, so he secretly spared her life as an infant. But when two priests track her down and attack, she calls forth fire to protect herself, and her secret is out. Redwing soon catches the attention of a cult with a thousand year-old grudge, a group of underground rebels, and the son of the Empress. And when Redwing’s sister goes missing, she uncovers a greater plot to awaken Mol and bring his lava down upon them all.
Now, Redwing must draw a line between myth and history and prove herself more than a monster if she is to save both her sister and her home.
Adi Rule is the author of YA novels The Hidden Twin and Strange Sweet Song (St. Martin’s Press). Her work has appeared in Hunger Mountain journal for the arts and the NH Pulp Fiction anthology Live Free or Die! Die! Die! She also contributes “Last Laugh” essays to New Hampshire Magazine. Adi earned her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she won the Houghton Mifflin/Clarion prize for novels. She lives in NH with three cats who hate each other. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.