- Published: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 359 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 820
- 9780545136051 (hardcover)
- 0545136059 (hardcover)
- 9780545136068 (pbk.)
- 0545136067 (pbk.)
- Religion -- Fiction.
- Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
- Social classes -- Fiction.
- Magic -- Fiction.
- Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
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Call number: Teen Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown Teen, West Teen
In a kingdom dominated by religious intolerance, sixteen-year-old Digger, a street thief, has always avoided attention, but when she learns that her friends are plotting against the throne she must decide whether to join them or turn them in.
In "Liar's Moon" Digger is back in order to help prove the innocence of her friend Lord Durrel Decath.
The story stars a learned and streetwise thief, Digger, who, in order to escape the wrath of the kingdom Inquisitor and his policing Greenmen, finds herself and her fate entwined with that of a party of drunken nobles. With the group is Lady Merista, a young girl whom Digger quite suddenly discovers is deeply into something punishable by torture and death -- magic. Digger becomes torn between her developing love for her young friend, the suspicious and dangerous activity of Merista's parents, the blackmailing and vengeful friend of her host, and her mantra: Stay Alive. Don't get caught. Don't get involved.
If you like intrigue, spies, magic, romance, and a sassy heroine, this is a must-read. Bunce not only presents a vivid and fast-paced tale, but also an addictive world, moving characters, and a great tension between people and their rulers. Historically, the story throws us into a sense of the Inquisition and the witch craze in Europe.
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