I started this book last night and finished it this morning. I could not put it down to sleep! The book is imaginative,different, well written, and the author is a great storyteller.
Poor Annatrice, watches her father murdered by the hateful King's men, who begin the abusive life of this young girl. The book tells her story, while she copes with the depraved king demands she finds some happiness with the nanny who looks after her and the other orphaned young girls the king keeps locked away. But Annatrice discovers that she has a special gift and curse that gives her insight into others minds and feelings, and she is determined to use the gift to revenge her lot. Unfortunately this gift comes with a cost its price is in itself a heavy burden. A really good read!