Christina Soontornvat created an epic Thai-inspired fantasy in A Wish in the Dark. Many years ago the city of Chattana was devastated by a great fire. A man who could make light and trap it in glass orbs became the Governor. Only those with enough money can buy the light, so those who cannot afford it live in darkness. Pong was born in Namwan prison and must finish out his mother's sentence. When he escapes, he discovers that he still isn't free. The tattoo on his wrist marks him as a criminal, so he cannot get a job. Nok's family is disgraced when Pong escapes, as her father is the warden of the prison. She vows to find Pong and bring him to justice to save her family's social standing.
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