Series: The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne #1
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 5, 2021
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Also by this author: The Screaming Staircase, The Whispering Skull, The Hollow Boy
Action! Humor! Fantasy! This new series opener is a tour de force from international bestseller Jonathan Stroud.
Scarlett McCain is an outlaw, a bank robber and a sharp shooter--a girl of formidable skills. Fueled by a tragic injustice in her past, she travels the broken kingdoms of England alone, carrying out daring heists in the surviving towns and fending off monstrous beasts in the wilds outside their fortified walls. Her life is dangerous, free, and simple--until she finds a wrecked bus on a lonely road. Albert Browne, the sole survivor of the accident, is a seemingly innocent and harmless youth. Against her better judgement, Scarlett agrees to escort him to safety.
This is a mistake. They are soon pursued by men with dogs and guns and explosives. Scarlett is used to running from the law, but these trackers are the most skilled she's ever encountered--and they don't seem to be after her. Just who is this Albert Browne Scarlett must uncover his shocking secrets if either of them are going to survive.
New Stroud has me so excited! His Lockwood & Co. series still remains one of my all-time favorites.