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Vial of Tears - by Cristin Bishara (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Holiday House

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Contemporary

Author: Cristin Bishara

Language: English

Street Date: October 5, 2021
TCIN: 83967102
UPC: 9780823446414
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-1953
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

When Samira receives a strange vase with some ancient coins, she and her sister Rima are pulled into Baalbek, a Phoenician underworld where they are caught up in the a struggle between deities, shapeshifters, and ghouls--and Eshmun, who wants his obol, his burial coin, back.

Book Synopsis

Two sisters become trapped in the underworld--and in the machinations of deities, shapeshifters, and ghouls--in this lush and dangerous Phoenician mythology-inspired fantasy.

Teenage sisters Samira and Rima aren't exactly living the dream. Instead, they live with their maddeningly unreliable mother in a rundown trailer in Michigan. Dad's dead, money's tight, and Mom disappears for days at a time. So when Sam's grandfather wills her the family valuables--a cache of Lebanese antiquities--she's desperate enough to try pawning them before Mom can.

But she shouldn't. Because one is cursed, forbidden, the burial coin of a forgotten god. Disturbing it condemns her and Rima to the Phoenician underworld, a place of wicked cities, burning cedar forests, poisoned feasts of milk and lemons, and an endless, windless ocean.

Nothing is what it seems. No one is who they say. And down here, the night never ends.

To get home--and keep her sister safe--Sam will have to outwit beautiful shapeshifters, pose as a royal bride, sail the darkest sea... and maybe kill the god of death himself.

A Shelf Awareness Galley Love of the Week Selection

Review Quotes

★ A heroic tale that feels both classic and fresh.--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

About the Author

Cristin Bishara is a writer of young adult fiction. She has worked as a copyeditor and taught writing at the university level. Cristin lives in Florida with her family and dog.
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Estimated ship weight: 0.95 pounds
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