Jem has escaped from slavery. Now it's up to him to decide what he believes, who he trusts, and what freedom really means.In 1739, England and Spain are on the verge of war and former slaves are a
Jem has escaped from slavery. Now it's up to him to decide what he believes, who he trusts, and what freedom really means.
In 1739, England and Spain are on the verge of war and former slaves are arriving in St. Augustine, where the Spanish will give them their freedom in exchange for their loyalty. Fourteen-year-old Jem has escaped a cruel master but is now in the custody of Phaedra, a difficult and angry woman. He thought he was free, he thought he was a man - but Phaedra controls his every move and takes every opportunity to remind him that he's still a child. And as the threat of war becomes more real, Jem starts to understand the meaning of freedom and the complex connections that make a community
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Krista Russell is a graduate of Seton Hill University's Writing Popular fiction program. A Massachusetts native, she now lives in Georgia.