A Green and Ancient Light by Frederic S. Durbin
“This book was almost everything I am looking for in a fantasy novel grounded in the real world. Mystery, romance, danger, coming of age, a touch of the fairy world…..it’s all here in this tale of a young boy spending the summer with his grandmother during a time of war. He is introduced to a long-dead duke’s abandoned garden when he and his grandmother risk all to save the life of a shot-down enemy pilot. It turns out the garden harbors a magical secret that will change all of their lives. Very hard to put down!”
–Terzah, Collection Development
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