This is the first book of a trilogy narrated by Eff Rothmer, the “thirteenth child” of the title. Book One covers her childhood, from the age of five (when her parents move west to the edge of the expanding U.S. frontier) to shortly after her eighteenth birthday.
Across the Great Barrier
Eff is back in Mill City, while her powerful twin Lan and her best friend William are off to school in the East. Things look to be fairly quiet for a while. Then Eff is asked to accompany a new professor doing a survey of the wildlife in settlement territory, west of the Great Barrier Spell.
The Far West
The discoveries that Eff and her friends made out in settlement territory didn’t end when they got back to Mill City. More revelations follow, and the Frontier Management Department decides to send an expedition to the Rocky Mountains to settle, once and for all, just what is out there. The only trouble is, no one who’s ever gone all the way to the Rockies has ever come back!
Dealing with Dragons
Dealing with Dragons began as a short story, “The Improper Princess,” and was expanded to novel length at the insistence of Jane Yolen, my editor at Harcourt.
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