Almendra, the High Lady of The Upper Kingdom, is doomed. Many years ago, in a fit of rage and broken heart, her mother banished all the men from the country and plunged it into unhappiness. Almendra’s only companions are her old Nanny and Woo, the wolf. To get rid of the curse, Almendra must go to The Land of Men to find love that will restore The Upper Kingdom to all its former glory. But it’s a long way to The Land of Men and the outcome of the journey will change Almendra forever. Includes 6 illustrations by the author. Cover art by Janice Tarver and Farida Mestek. Read an excerpt.