Her name is Alexandria Aurora Fortunato, and she is as lovely as the dawn. That is her first problem. There's also those three magical gifts bestowed on her by a mysterious old woman. And that King Claudio the Cruel wants to marry her, as does his rival, Prince Edmund of Dorloo. That's two more problems. Worst of all, she is locked in a tower, Clearly the only thing to do is escape - and, with the aid of her twelve goose companions, that's precisely what Alexandria does.
Patrice Kindl's first novel, Owl in Love, was an ALA Notable Book for Children, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an SCBWI Golden Kite Award Honor Book. She lives in Middleburgh, New York.