Author(s): R. L. Stedman
In the Kingdom of the Rose only the power of the Guardian's necklace can keep the people safe from the forces threatening to destroy it. In a hidden kingdom a mysterious Guardian protects her people with the help of a magical necklace. But evil forces are also seeking the power of the necklace, and as the Guardian grows weaker these forces threaten to destroy the kingdom. With the help of her best friend, Will, and the enigmatic N'tombe, Dana, the rightful heir, must claim the power of the necklace and save her people. But the necklace takes a terrible toll on whoever wears it - a toll that Dana may not be prepared to face.
Winner - New Zealand Post Best First Book 2014.
A NECKLACE OF SOULS is the winner of the Tessa Duder Award for young adult fiction.
A physiotherapist by training, Rachel Stedman lives in Dunedin with her husband and two kids. In 2012, Rachel was short-listed for the Tom Fitzgibbon Award and was the winner of the Tessa Duder Award for young adult fiction. A NECKLACE OF SOULS is her first novel.