Article Title



Karen Abbott


Dependable, Young Adult, Orphan, Bandits, Robbers, Forest, Magic, Witch, Religion, Home, Family

Document Type

Book Review


Goldeline is an orphan adopted by the leader of a gang of forest bandits. She is fairly happy in her bandit life, although she is uncomfortable with her role of stopping the travelers that the gang robs and is sympathetic to their plight. One day she discovers a boy about her own age hiding in a carriage and decides to save him. They become friends, but when they fight, she helps him find his way to the village. He reveals the band's location and this costs Goldeline her only home, sending them both fleeing into the least safe regions of the forest to evade the Preacher and reunite with their guardians.