Sparrows in the Wind


Author: Gail Carson Levine

Cassandra, a princess of Troy and follower of Apollo, is delighted when the god himself appears to her. Apollo asks to love her, offering her in exchange the gift of future sight. She agrees, only to recoil when he kisses her. Enraged, the god transforms his gift into a curse: Cassandra’s visions will be true, but no one will ever believe her. Now, cursed with horrifying images of coming war and death that no one will heed, Cassandra risks all to avert the disaster awaiting Troy. Your young readers will be captivated by this vivid, fantastic retelling of the Greek legend of Cassandra!

Ages 10 and up. 352pp.