Sophie Vasilyevich is a teenager growing up in Anglond, the child of exiles. Sometimes grass
springs up where she walks, and her future holds an unusual fate: she is going to be
kidnapped when she is sixteen, and no one can stop it.
Taken between worlds to the city of Bath in 1920’s England, Sophie meets a young man
called James Carnwallis, once a pilot in the Great War. But even as she falls in love, she
learns more about the forces at work – and her fate in their plans.
As an alliance of shamans, ghosts and gods assembles in a desperate attempt to recover
Sophie and prevent the destruction of their worlds, they find that their only hope may lie in
Sophie’s gift, and in the Greenwood: a power older than time itself.