BOOK ONE IN THE MAGICAL DEVERRY CYCLE
Prepare to be spellbound by a sparkling fantasy classic: a tale of adventure and timeless love, perilous battle and pure magic.
‘I was hooked and my enthusiasm for this series carried me through to the very last and then moved me to tears’ – Fantasy Book Review
‘A cracking read’ – SFX
A broken promise, a curse and a magic beyond imagining…
The powerful sorcerer Nevyn broke a promise long ago and a curse has trapped him ever since. He waits for the one who might break him free of his prison. A wait that may soon finally come to an end.
Jill is the daughter of a Silver Dagger, a band of wandering swordsmen who fight for money, not honour. After her mother died when she was young, father and girl took to the road, living from town to town, never settling.
Jill’s only friends are the mysterious spirits known as Wildfolk: gnomes, sylphs, sprites and undines. Their magical presence in her life marks her out as different; special. but young Jill has no idea what the destiny has in store for her.
Praise for Katharine Kerr and the Deverry novels: 'Kerr is an excellent writer, her stories live and breathe - exciting, unpredictable, and engaging in equal measure.' Mark Lawrence 'A fantastic plot which turns a simple story into something far more original ... a cracking read ... engrossing' SFX 'A criminally under-rated and overlooked epic fantasy sequence [with] a keen sense of history, well drawn characters, and a complex plot' Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy 'An unusually scholarly writer of fantasy' TELEGRAPH 'Much as I dislike comparing anything to The Lord of the Rings, I have to admit that on this occasion it's justified' INTERZONE 'Kerr is a master of her trade...She has created a world that might very well go on for ever, and this one reader sincerely hopes it does' VECTOR 'An extensive and complete world, whose endlessly fascinating details grow book by book' STARLOG
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