- Author: Cynthia Voigt
In a distant time and far-off kingdom, life is hard. People don't have enough to eat and winter is upon them. There's little that offers hope and many turn for solace to the legend of Jackaroo – the masked outlaw hero who rides at night, giving aid to the helpless. Gwyn, the innkeeper's daughter, is too practical to believe such tales. But when a snowstorm forces her to seek refuge in an abandoned house, she discovers a cloak, mask and sword. Could the stories be true?