A wild girl with a mysterious past.
When her adopted father is slain by a strange beast, Atalanta is determined to take care of herself. She is happy in the forest with only her friend Urso – a giant bear – for company. She wants nothing to do with the world of men.
But the ferocious creature that killed her father is still out there, and Atalanta can't resist the opportunity to hunt it down, even if that means she has to join forces with a group of hunters to do so. Atalanta must prove that she is as strong and brave as any of the others, as they search together for the deadly Arcadian Beast.
Robert J. Harris is a Scottish academic and author of children's fantasies and historical novels, best known for his collaborations with Jane Yolen. He also designed the fantasy board game Talisman. Recently Robert released his sequel to Talisman, Mythgardia. He lives in Scotland and is married to American author Deborah Turner Harris.