A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Kate is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family,and as suchshe shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestorsshe escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn Englandshe accumulates a motley crew of her own alliesincluding outcastsmisfitscriminalsand one extremely angry dead bear. From Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge comes a new dark historical fantasy that’s sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more.
A Skinful of Shadows
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