As featured by Richard Bilkey in the Sci Fi & Fantasy Booktopia Buzz.
"By fever, fire, storm and sword,
Your blood shall suffer this bane.
No joy or peace for Wintersloe's lord,
till the puzzle ring is whole again."
Hannah Rose was not quite 13 years old when she discovered her family was cursed...
The arrival of a mysterious letter changes Hannah's life forever. One day she is an ordinary teenage girl. The next day she discovers she is heir to a castle in the Scottish highlands – a castle that was cursed more than four hundred and forty years ago.
The curse has haunted her family for generations, culminating in the disappearance of Hannah's father the day after she was born. A prophecy tells of a Red Rose who will save a Black Rose, solve the puzzle ring, and break the curse. Red-haired Hannah is determined to be the one.
Yet to break the curse, she must go back in time to the last tumultuous days of Mary, Queen of Scots... a time when witches were burnt and queens were betrayed and the dark forces of wild magic still stalked the land...
About the Author
Kate Forsyth is a bestselling author across several genres. Her titles include the Witches of Eileanan series, The Starthorn Tree, The Chain of Charms series, and Wishing for Trouble, Dragon Gold and Sea Magic, her illustrated children's series. Kate lives with her husband, three children and a black cat called Shadow in Sydney.
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1