With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee’s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess hopes to find some answers to her mysterious origins. But as she adjusts to her new life at Roedeer Lodge, it becomes clear that Norton F. Cleat knows more about Tess – and the strange star-shaped device left with her when she was abandoned as a baby – than he’s letting on. And when Tess discovers that the Starspinner is the gateway between her world and a parallel world in which war rages, she realizes she may be the key to a terrible plan. A plan she must stop at all costs...
Praise for THE EYE OF THE NORTH:
"A charming, thrilling tale of adventure" – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS
"O'Hart's writing crackles with imagination" – Jennifer Bell, author of THE UNCOMMONERS
Sinéad O’Hart lives in County Sligo - the wild northwest of Ireland - known as “Yeats country” because of its influence on the great poet. She has been many things, including a butcher’s assistant, a travel adviser, a writing instructor, an English tutor, a bookseller, and a proofreader, but the only thing she has ever really wanted to be is a reader and a writer. Sinéad holds a PhD in Old and Middle English language and literature, which is a useful source of story material.