Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the author of best-selling novels The Girl of Ink and Stars, The Island at the End of Everything and The Way Past Winter. In this special event, she introduces her first novel for teenagers.
Gothic, intoxicating, feminist and darkly provoking, The Deathless Girls imagines the untold story of Dracula’s brides.
Twin sisters Lil and Kizzy are captured and enslaved by the cruel Boyar Valcar, and taken far away from their traveller community. Forced to work in the castle kitchens, Lil meets Mira, a fellow slave girl she feels inexplicably drawn to. But she also learns about the Dragon – a mysterious figure of myth and legend who takes young girls as gifts…
Suitable for ages 12–18
Themes: Feminism, Adventure, Myth and Legend, Conflict, Retelling