237pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2023
Young adult novel set on a farm in the Karoo and in Cape Town.
Laela, an 18-year-old falconer, flees the scene of her parents' death and finds refuge in a farmhouse near Oudtshoorn where she meets Finian, the manager of an insect breeding station.
Elrien Scheepers was born in Middelburg and lives in Pretoria. She teaches Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria and is the author of Donkerbloed, a futuristic science fiction novel for teens.