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More informationA spider this way crawls. . . .
Blackstone was a thriving metropolis before the Dark Summer-a wave of violence and crime that swept through the city eight years ago and left a boy called Caw to fend for himself on the streets, his only companions a small group of crows.
Caw has never known why he can understand the crows. But when he rescues a girl named Lydia from a vicious attack, he discovers others like him: ferals who can speak to certain animals. And some of them are dangerous.
Now, the most sinister feral of all-the Spinning Man-is on the move again. And to save Lydia, her family, and all of Blackstone from being caught in his web, Caw must quickly master abilities he never knew he had . . . and prepare to defeat a darkness he never could have imagined.