A Necklace of Souls

“A true dream is when the events I see in my sleep have, or will happen. It’s a talent that runs in my family. I was thirteen when I had my first true dream.”

Dana wishes she wasn’t a princess.

She’s always being told how to behave, what to wear. The collier’s cart seems the perfect escape. Only she didn’t realize she’d become so dirty, or so lost.

Fortunately this boy, Will, has a sense of direction. And next to the forbidding stranger, N’tombe, he seems reassuringly normal.

Welcome to A Necklace of Souls: a story of love and loss, of shattered lives and desperate hopes. In the Kingdom of the Rose, bravery is not always measured by strength and magic is real, if only one has the courage to dream.

Paperback edition
380 pages


Winner of Best First Novel (NZ Post Book Awards), Tessa Duder Award for YA fiction, Storylines Notable Book.

Book 1 of the award-winning SoulNecklace Stories which continues with A Skillful Warrior and concludes with A Memory of Fire.

Review comments

“I loved that one of the main characters can really kick some a*s!”

“An interesting, mysterious and magical story”

“Strong story-line, well-developed characters.”


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