The last day of Kaile's everyday life does not start well . . .
The crazy city of Zombay is home to all sorts. Its residents include creatures of outlandish shapes, unusual sizes, uncanny skills . . . and Kaile, the baker's daughter, who simply wants to play music.
When a goblin gifts her a tiny flute carved out of bone Kaile is overjoyed and plays it without hesitation. But the flute's haunting song separates her from her Shadow: that's when her ordinary life ends, and her adventures begin.
Banished from her family home, will Kaile and her Shadow learn the flute's secrets? Can they change its terrible tune in time to save each other - and Zombay itself - from harm?
`Funny, smart and gorgeously written. When I grow up, I want to be Will!' Jane Yolen, author of The Pit Dragon Chronicles