Author(s): Sophie Masson
A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. A crystal heart split in two, symbolising true love lost ...When Kasper joins the elite guard watching over a dangerous prisoner in a tower, he believes he is protecting his country from a powerful witch. Until one day he discovers the prisoner is a beautiful princess u Izolda of Nightu who is condemned by a prophecy to die on her eighteenth birthday. Kasper decides to help her escape. But their hiding place won't remain secret forever. Will they find their happily ever after? 'A deftly woven tale of warring kingdoms and the redeeming power of love. Another winner from Sophie Masson.' - Juliet Marillier, author of the Shadowfell series
Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up in France and Australia. A bilingual French and English speaker, she has a master's degree in French and English literature. Sophie is the prolific and award-winning author of more than fifty novels for children, young adults and children, many of which have been published internationally. Her most recent novels with Random House Australia are the YA fairytale novels Moonlight and Ashes (2012), Scarlet in the Snow (2013) and The Crystal Heart (2014). She has also written under the pen-names Isabelle Merlin and Jenna Austen. Sophie is Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Chair of the New England Writers' Centre, President of the New England and North West sub-branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia, and has served on the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Book Industry Collaborative Council. She is also currently a writer ambassador for Room to Read Australia.