Vicky sent me a copy last week and I’ve just finished reading it. See, I have to wait too! (Though, I’m sure if I asked, Vicky would show me an earlier draft, but I like anticipation and it always seems rude to peek at Cherith’s work before everyone else.)
Wow (again)! It’s wonderful.
This is such a very special book to all the Erins because it is dedicated to Emmy Cherry and her parents, Dana and Jimmy, who died in a tornado in February this year. Emmy is remembered in Long Shadows as Brightspirit, her parents as Shiningheart and Braveheart. Cherith has written the scene so beautifully it made me cry to read it. I got an email from Emmy’s community only this morning telling me how touched and joyful Emmy’s grandparents were to see Emmy and her mom and dad among the cats of StarClan, remembered and cherished.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Go, Cherith!