Changelings Bartholomew and his sister Hettie are labeled “peculiars” in this Victorian England tale where gnomes, mechanical birds and faeries are common. The two siblings have been confined in their house, unaccepted by society. When Bartholomew witnesses a boy being kidnapped by a mysterious woman he becomes a pawn in the battle between the dark side and humans. Author Stefan Bachmann was only 16 years old in 2010 when he began writing this story, recognized as polished and witty with skillfully developed characters. The non-stop action and fascinating details will keep a reader enthralled. Ages 9-11.