Winner of a White Raven Award 2015
On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted from apprentice to wordsmith, charged with collecting and archiving words in post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval Ark. When she uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language and rob the people of Ark of the power of speech, she realises that she has to save not only words, but the culture itself.
A beautiful and gripping dystopian story of how words make us who we are.
Cover design by internationally renowned illustrator and designer Steve Simpson