The Girl and the Guardian by Peter Harris
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Published on October 8, 2012. .
Shelley is lost in a World once known as Aeden. The ancient Tree of Life is dying, and deadly Thornmen are hunting her.
Someone else has been waiting for Shelley. He asks to be her Guardian on a perilous quest to save Aeden.
The Thornmen are closing in as the Girl and the Guardian seek the faery refuge of Urak Tara.
In the terrible Valley of Thorns they make a daring - and fateful - pact...