Age range 8 to 14 Now in paperback! Emmeline can control shadows, but what happens when her shadow starts craving a life of its own? Emmeline's gift to control shadows makes her the subject of fear. When a noble stranger visits and offers her parents a cure, Emmeline is terrified that she'll lose her only friend-her shadow, Dar. So Dar proposes a deal: she will change the noble's mind if Emmeline will help her become flesh. When the man ends up in a coma, Emmeline is blamed. Now forced to flee, her only hope of clearing her name is to find a way to give the shadow a life of its own.