Title Profile & Character Information

Keturah and Lord Death

Annotation
Martine Leavitt offers a spellbinding story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance in this National Book Award Finalist. Keturah follows a legendary hart into the king's forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near. Little does she know that he is a young, handsome lord, melancholy and stern. Renowned for her storytelling, Keturah is able to charm Lord Death with a story and thereby gain a reprieve--but only for twenty-four hours. She must find her one true love within that time, or all is lost. Keturah searches desperately while the village prepares for an unexpected visit from the king and Keturah is thrust into a prominent role as mysterious happenings alarm her friends and neighbors. Lord Death's presence hovers over this all until Keturah confronts him one last time in the harrowing climax.


Awards
2006  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2006  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books

Characters
NameKeturah
GendersFemale
 Female

GenreYoung adult fiction
Fantasy
    --Magic
    --Magic
TopicsEmotions
Love
Death
Mythology
Magic
Myths
Emotions
Love
Death
Mythology
Magic
Myths