A spine-tingling tale by Mary Downing Hahn.
When her widower father inherits a castlelike estate in the mountains of West Virginia, Jen is thrilled. But she changes her mind when she meets her dad’s mysterious and possessive new girlfriend, Moura, who has an unusually strong interest in the antiques that fill the mansion—especially a beautiful glass globe hanging in a window. When Jen’s cat accidentally breaks the globe, which Moura calls a “witch catcher,” strange things begin to happen . . . An odd-looking girl wearing a torn dress appears out of nowhere, and Moura’s behavior becomes more sinister, leading Jen to believe that her father is a pawn in an evil scheme. Soon Jen finds herself caught in the midst of a supernatural war, with the fate of an enchanted race—and her family—at stake.
""An intriguing read."" --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
""Page-turning suspense."" --School Library Journal
""An original fantasy/horror adventure...Hahn's fans and devotees of Emily Rodda's many series will be heartily pleased."" --Kirkus Reviews
""A fast-paced, suspenseful fantasy in which an appealing heroine stands against forces seemingly beyond her control."" --Booklist, ALA
""Hahn's many fans will come right along on this author's first foray into magical fantasy."" --Horn Book
""An excellent start for uninitiated fantasy readers."" --Horn Book Guide