An enchanting fantasy adventure about the importance of bravery, resourcefulness, and following your heart from a debut celebrity author.

When Cordelia Hatmaker’s beloved father fails to return from an ingredient-hunting expedition, Cordelia is the only member of the family who knows in her heart that he can’t be gone for good. Her grief-stricken aunt and uncle forge ahead to continue the work of their guild and to fulfill a crucial order from the King for a magical Peace Hat. But the enchantments woven into the carefully crafted goods of the Hatmaker, Bootmaker, Cloakmaker, Watchmaker, and Glovemaker guilds begin causing sudden inducements of rage and chaos. As war looms and the Peace objects backfire, Cordelia must find out who is using the Makers’ creations for dark purposes and uncover the truth about her father’s disappearance.

Funny, boisterous, and wise, Tamzin Merchant’s spellbinding debut draws listeners into a vibrant and captivating new world and introduces a heroine who keeps wildness in her wits and magic in her fingertips.

Artwork © Paola Escobar, 2020. Published by arrangement with Random House Children’s Publishers UK, a division of The Random House Group Limited.

A swashbuckling romp for lovers of history and magic.—Kirkus Reviews

An engaging ode to the bonds of family and friendship, the power of teamwork, and the magic that we all have inside ourselves.—Booklist

Action-packed, intricately described.... An engaging endeavor.—Publishers Weekly