The spellbinding new novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling
author of The Girl of Ink & Stars, winner of the Waterstones
Children's Book Prize.
In an Italian city ravaged
by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful mementoes from the
bones of loved ones. But one day, she doesn't return home. Did her
work lead her into danger? Sofia and her little brother Ermin are
sent to the convent orphanage but soon escape, led by an enigmatic
new friend and their pet crow, Corvith.
cross the city underground, following clues in bones up to the towers
of Siena, where - circled by magpies - the children find the
terrible truth ...