"The secret enemy is here. It hides in darkness, fools beware!" The witch Sheba is tormented by strange visions and terrifying riddles. No one can help her except perhaps the boy Rowan, the "skinny weakling" whose face appears mysteriously in her dreams. Life in the village of Rin goes on day by day, unchanging. And then, unexpectedly, the Travellers arrive. Like the other children, Rowan enjoys their visits. They bring games and music, toys and tricks. But not everyone trusts them. Why have they come again so soon to Rin? Are they the "secret enemy" of Sheba's warning? Rowan is caught up in a web of intrigue and danger as he races against time to solve the witch's riddle.
About the Author
Emily Rodda has written many books for children, including Finders Keepers, which School Library journal dubbed "a lively adventure," and several novels about the likable hero Rowan. The first of these novels, Rowan of Rin, won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers Award when it was first published. In fact, Emily Rodda has won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award an unprecedented five times. A former editor, Ms. Rodda is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under the name Jennifer Rowe. She lives in Australia.
Series: Rowan of Rin
For Ages: 10+ years old
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU