We're absolutely thrilled to share the stunning cover of
Karah Sutton's upcoming novel The Song of the Swan, illustrated
by Pauliina Hannuniemi, coming out on October 24, 2023!
A magical retelling of Swan Lake, featuring a clever orphan, a castle filled with enchanted swans, and a quest to unearth the secrets of the past.
Olga is an orphan and a thief, relying on trickery and sleight of hand to make her way in the world. But it’s magic, not thievery, that could get her into trouble.
When Olga and her partner-in-crime Pavel learn of a valuable jewel kept in a secluded castle, Olga sees an opportunity to change their lives: a prize so big, they’d never have to steal again. But the castle is not as it seems, ruled by an enchanter who hosts grand balls every night, only for the guests to disappear each morning, replaced by swans. Guided by cryptic clues from the palace spiders, Olga soon realizes she’s in over her head—torn between a bargain with the enchanter, loyalty to Pavel, and determination to understand how the enchanted swans are linked to her own fate.
One thing is certain: there is dark magic behind the castle’s mysteries, and Olga will stop at nothing to unmask it.
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About the author
Karah Sutton is a New Zealand/American author and former bookseller. Her debut children’s book A Wolf for a Spell was an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce selection, an Indie Next List Top 10 selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Best Children’s & Middle Grade for 2021. Inspired by her many years as a ballet dancer, The Song of the Swan is her second novel.
Visit her online at www.KarahSutton.com or on Instagram at @KarahdactylAuthor.
Also check out our interview with Karah Sutton and our review of A Wolf for a Spell!