The Third Eye
Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2007.
Tara Trilogy, Book I.
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
For Tara and her brother, Suraj, the year their mother and grandfather fled the village of Morni in the middle of the night has been a nightmare. Their new stepmother is cruel and deceptive, and the village itself is lacking a healer. What’s more, men of the village have been disappearing, often returning in a strange, altered form.
When a new healer, Zarku, a mysterious man with a third eye possessing strange power, suddenly appears in Morni, all are mesmorized by his magic — all except Tara, who sees through his evil disguise.
Awards and Honours
2009 Silver Birch Fiction Award (Forest of Reading, Ontario Library Association) (Winner)