An evil spirit has released dark forces that are attacking -- and slowly destroying -- nature. Chantel, who has just turned 12 years old, discovers her new identity as the Princess of Freedom, and the only one capable of defeating the spirit. But it won't be easy. She must journey to the most remote and challenging places on the planet to find four ancient relics with world-healing power. The resourceful girl enlists the help of a warrior mouse, a winged one, and a fox bat. Their first destination is the bleak, frozen Land of the North, where the Golden Sword is hidden. Unfortunately, the Snow Walker, a brutal warlord, is determined to get there first. As Chantel and her friends struggle through the icy, scary land, she makes a surprising discovery that may hold the key to the planet's future. But is it too late? This vivid novel blends fantasy, action, and mystery to entertain young readers while showing them that life is a precious balance and that caring for nature is key to that balance.