Set between the New York Times bestseller Shadowshaper and its upcoming sequel Shadowhouse Fall, and following the first novella Ghost Girl in the Corner, this story of music, passion, and mystery will draw you deeper into the magical Brooklyn of Daniel José Older's Shadowshaper Cypher.
Mina Satorius, classmate of Sierra and her crew, is being drawn deeper into the light of the Sorrows' world. Sierra's brother Juan isn't quite sure what to do with his band's latest song -- it has an actual melody! -- but maybe it'll impress his brand-new, out of the blue, super-secret crush. And Sierra herself is grappling with the new powers that have made her head of the shadowshapers . . . and what that means for her life and those around her.
The stories of all three collide at the West Indian Day parade as new threats and old foes thread their way towards the shadowshapers, in this electric novella set on the eve of Shadowhouse Fall.
Daniel José Older
Daniel José Older has always loved monsters, whether historical, prehistorical, or imaginary. His debut series for young adults, the Shadowshaper Cypher, has earned starred reviews, the International Latino Book Award, and New York Times Notable Book and NPR Best Book of the Year picks, among other accolades. His debut middle-grade series, Dactyl Hill Squad, was named to the New York Times Notable Book list and to the NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year lists, among others. He has worked as a bike messenger, a waiter, and a teacher, and was a New York City paramedic for ten years. Daniel splits his time between Brooklyn and New Orleans.