Abigail Packard


Significant Shortcomings, Young Adult, Jenna Burtenshaw, Magic, Death, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


Kate Winters lives with her uncle above their book shop in Morvane. She loves books and loves spending time with her uncle Artemis and with her best friend Edgar. But when Morvane is pilfered by warders in an attempt to find anyone who is Skilled (people that can cross the veil between this life and the life beyond death) Kate discovers she is one of the Skilled and is taken. She is whisked away by Silas, the most feared of the warders, to be brought to Da’ru, a woman who has made it her life's work to become an expert at navigating the veil with the help of an ancient book called Wintercraft. After many escape attempts and only a few days, Kate learns how to navigate the veil enough to defeat Da’ru and her evil plot to kill many people during the Night of Souls.