A pair of twins - one destined to be good, the other evil. A set of ancient lockets, each containing a talisman that lets the wearer remain her true self. An orphanage run by sadistic nuns. And a sinister, fear-eating Bagman, who tricks children into playing his Game.
I devoured this book in two quick days, while riding a bus from one city to another. If you enjoy fantasy, paranormal, and/or adventure reads, this novel - the first in what promises to be an exciting trilogy - is for you.