YA Fiction Sally Gardner Sido the neglected daughter of French aristocrat, Marquis de Villeduval, has lived most of her 12 years in the convent she was sent to after her mother’s death. She hopes for a positive turn to her life when she is retrieved for a grand fete at her father’s new chateau at the request of her father’s acquaintance, the sinister Count Kalliovski. Here she helps the strange gypsy boy Yann Margoza, assistant to a murdered magician to escape from the hands of the count’s evil henchman, Milkeye. Their time together is brief; but, results in a strong and mysterious bond. Two
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