The Language of Ghosts

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Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Heather Fawcett has worked as an archaeologist, an aerospace technical writer, and a backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theater festival. In her spare time, she can be found reading, hiking, reading, eating ice cream, or reading. She is also the author of Even the Darkest Stars. Heather can be found online at


"A sly, cake-eating sea serpent; an elderly dragon familiar; and vain otters who can "move in and out of death" make for an endearing supporting cast, while the siblings, with their distinct personalities and inevitable squabbles, make for an authentic focal point. Fans of Eva Ibbotson and Diana Wynne Jones will appreciate Fawcett's well-paced, wholly imaginative middle grade romp." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A charming, surprisingly nuanced middle-grade fantasy.... with witty prose and sharply drawn characters." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will roll their eyes in sympathy at the sibling shenanigans Noa has to put up with and cheer as she comes into her own." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for EMBER AND THE ICE DRAGONS: “This highly readable middle grade fantasy adventure wins with its likable heroine and ecological angle.” -- School Library Journal

"Fawcett's story is full of original details that add depth... But it is the richly nuanced primary and secondary characters, as well as the evenhanded inclusion of females as intelligent scientists, that give the story its richness... Fresh and original."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Stunning descriptions and well-rounded characters are woven into a story that hums with excitement and adventure." -- ALA Booklist

"Smart, funny and full of wonder. Part gripping Arctic adventure, part richly woven fantasy, this is the rare type of story that readers will want to visit again and again." -- Kim Ventrella, author of Skeleton Tree and Bone Hollow

"Full of intrigue and adventure, magic and science, Ember and the Ice Dragons will keep you reading all the way to the last icy, breathless page." -- Ruth Lauren, author of Prisoner of Ice and Snow

"A hugely inventive and enjoyable fantasy. Pure magic." -- Claire Fayers, author of The Voyage to Magical North

Praise for EVEN THE DARKEST STARS: “An utterly inventive and wholly original debut.”
-- ALA Booklist

"With a dash of romantic entanglement, a rich original mythology, and a sizzler of a twist at the end, this duology opener will appeal to fans of femalecentric fantasy by such authors as Leigh Bardugo and Sarah Maas." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Cinematically vivid...immersive and absorbing." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Fawcett brings snow-capped mountains--and their baleful secrets--alive in this magical, atmospheric debut." -- Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown's Game and The Crown's Fate