every little thing is in position: the packed theater, the fantastic Thummel, and, heart degree, the magician's mysterious assistant. a few have referred to as her the main attractive lady in Europe.
Then, in a swirl of sunshine, she vanishes!
An amazing phantasm, yet she by no means reappears. All that is still are a bloodstained white shawl and her daughter, Cisley, who lives in a pitcher fortress and walks her puppy lobster every one morning via the sea.
Enter Cole, a rambunctious boy from city and Cisley's first real buddy. jointly they hunt for clues to her mother's disappearance. They puzzle over damaged mirrors, ever-shifting labyrinths, a closet jam-packed with whispering ball robes, and a deadly quest for a natural black rose.
Roderic Townley spins a deliciously spooky story of 1 girl's trip to find what is genuine and what's easily an illusion.
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