This is a YA fantasy that came out a few years ago… I tried to read it but it wasn’t really floating my boat. So, why did I pick it up in the first place?
Leo & Diane Dillon.
But wait, you might say, the author is Sylvia Engdahl… who are these Dillon people!? They are the illustrators of this and many other book covers.
To be honest, I was disappointed that the book wasn’t better. Usually covers illustrated by this duo mean an excellent read. Check out. Garth Nix’s Abhorsen Trilogy – with the cool Leo & Diane Dillon covers!