The Acolyte's Education
by Mary C. Findley
Red Riding Hood with a clockwork twist -- Is Grandma in danger, or is Grandma the danger? Russet and her friend Gareth the woodcutter train to become the Protectress and the Songster. They believe they must join forces in the LastNight ritual to keep their village prosperous and safe.
Their discovery of a dying race shakes Russet's faith in Grandmother's teachings. These mute, starving people se