This child, said Raizel, will be the greatest ruler this kingdom has ever known. Kidnapped at birth, raised by a she-wolf, then taken in by a kind farmer and his wife, Irina is no ordinary foundling. With her long hair and bright eyes, she is beautiful, but she can see in the dark, hunt better than any farmhand and communicate with the creatures of the forest. One day in the woods, Irina meets the ancient wise-woman Raizel, who reveals the truth: Irina is a princess, the long-lost daughter of King Harmon and Queen Chloe of Ragnor. Unsure of her place, Irina returns home, only to find her kingdom threatened by a wicked magician intent on revenge. Yet in the coming days of battle, could it be that a princess with the courage of a warrior and the instincts of a wolf is exactly what Ragnor needs?
‘[A] charming children’s fantasy … a winning combination, handled with an imaginative focus that should keep younger readers immersed.’ Cameron Woodhead, The Sydney Morning Herald
‘Leah Swann has mastered the magical art of story writing for children. Right from beginning to end the story grips you with a wealth and richness of character, adventure and atmosphere. It plucks at our emotions and fears, but never tips into mere sentimentality...’ Melbourne primary school teacher, Ali Staley