Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth, life and home, until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee poses as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold has been discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself and find safety?<br />Rae Carson dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can.