A Box of Bones

When 12 year-old Kallie meets the faceless man at the local Festival of Fools he gives her a strange puzzle box. She works hard to open it unaware she will be letting something out–something that can’t be stuffed back inside. 

Twelve-year-old Kallie despises nonsense. She believes there’s a rational logical explanation for everything. Grandpa Jess, however, has other ideas and insists on taking her to frivolous wastes of time like their town’s local Festival of Fools.

There, Kallie meets a faceless man who gives her a strange puzzle box. Intrigued, Kallie sets to work at unlocking its secrets and unwittingly lets something out. From here Kallie’s life begins to entangle with another world–a world where a young bone carver, journeys with her master to sell wares to a wicked Queen.

The sights, sounds, smells, and spells of this other world are beginning to leak into Kallie’s. If Kallie can’t decipher the meaning of her own story, “the end” might be far from happy.