Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Stealing Death by Janet Lee Carey
Kipp and his family are poor farmers but Kipp plans to capture a rare white horse that will change his luck. On the morning he rides out to get the horse he leaves his younger brother in charge of starting the fire for the day. When Kipp comes back he finds his family's home in flames and all of his family dead except for his sister Jilly. He also sees the Gawli, the creature who comes to collect the souls of the dead and store them in his sack. Kipp vows that he will never allow to Gawli to take the soul of another person he loves and makes a deal with a witch to allow him to capture Gawli's sack. When Kipp's girlfriend is injured Kipp steals the sack and begins an adventure on the run from the Gawli and humans who also want to capture him. He must become a master of the soul sack in order to stop death and keep everyone safe.