From Random House Publisher:

There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital. In the mirrors that line its grand hallways, which once belonged to a princess. In those that reflect the elegant rooms, now filled with sick children. It is her secret.

One morning, when Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital’s abandoned gardens, she discovers something incredible: a white horse with broken wings has left the mirror-world and entered her own. 

Tucked into the garden’s once-gleaming sundial, Emmaline finds a letter from the Horse Lord. He is hiding the wounded white horse, named Foxfire, from a dark and sinister force—a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep the Black Horse from finding her new friend, she must collect colorful objects with which to blind him. But where can Emmaline find color when her world is filled with gray?

 

What People Are Saying

“Emmaline's narration is unreliable, flawlessly childlike, and deeply honest; her faith in magic brings her solace and, possibly, healing. The magical realism is reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia, Elizabeth Goudge, or a child's version of Life of Pi...Readers will love this to pieces.”
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Endearing characters, metaphors for life and death, and a slow revelation of the horrors of war give this slim novel a surprising amount of heft."
—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"A remarkable book. Astonishing!" --Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse

"Magical, terrifying, and full of heart. Open these pages, and ride true." --Newbery Honor-winning author Kathi Appelt of The Underneath

 

News & Honors

  • An Autumn 2016 Kids' Indie Next List selection
  • Starred review, Kirkus Reviews
  • Starred review, Booklist