A girl finds herself entrenched in a dark mystery after the deaths of her parents in this fantastical novel from the author of The House of Months and Years.
When a man walks into her grandfather’s curiosity shop and asks about a black orchid, Spindrift turns him away. She’s never seen such a thing.
Until one night it appears. Spindrift, an orphan, has one keepsake from her parents…a clear glass orb. Except it’s not quite clear anymore. She watches as a black orchid forms inside the crystal. Then the flower blooms into a towering woman in a dress of midnight silk and air, a woman with the power to grant wishes.
It’s fun, at first.
But having everything you want is hard to hide. And soon, Spindrift—and her orchid—are being hunted.
Left running for her life, Spindrift must ask herself who her parents really were, and whether a wish is really just a curse in disguise.
About the Author
Emma Trevayne is a full-time writer. She is an avid music collector, a lover of computer code languages, and a photographer. She is the author of Coda, Chorus, Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, and Spindrift and the Orchid. She has lived in Canada, England, and America.
"The ensuing high-seas adventure is one of magic, camaraderie, and revelation...Hand Trevayne’s imaginative tale to fantasy readers and fans of Lindsay Eagar’s Race to the Bottom of the Sea" — Booklist
"Spindrift’s struggle to cling to safety, family, and good sense against the lure of unchecked power bears the stamp of Trevayne’s...signature sensibility." — The Horn Book
"Spindrift’s magical journey is captivating." — School Library Connection
"This story is beautifully written...Characters are well developed...Highly recommended for middle grade collections." — School Library Journal