by Paul Park
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 076531441x
Date: 11 July, 2006 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: The sequel to Parks stunning fantasy debut, A Princess of Roumania. Teenager Miranda Popescu is at the fulcrum of a deadly political and diplomatic battle between conjurers in an alternate fantasy world where Roumania is a leading European power. Miranda was hidden by her aunt in our world. An American couple adopted and raised her in their quiet Massachusetts college town, but she had been translated by magic back to her own world, and is at large, five years in the future. The mad Baroness Ceaucescu in Bucharest, and the sinister alchemist, the Elector of Ratisbon, who holds her true mother prisoner in Germany, are her enemies. This is the story of how Mirandaseparated from her two best friends, Peter and Andromeda, who have been left behind in the forests of an alternate Americabegins to grow into her own personality. And how Peter and Andromeda are shockingly changed in the process of making their way to Roumania to find Miranda again at the end of this book. The exciting second volume of this brand new fantasy series, The Tourmaline is not to be missed.
(Source: Tor Books)