Three times a babe shall be born,
between star-crowned and iron-bound.
First, the sower of seeds, the soothsayer,
though lame, he must travel far.
Next shall be the king-breaker, the king-maker,
Though broken himself he shall be.
Last, the smallest and the greatest -
in him, the blood of wise and wild,
farseeing ones and starseeing ones.
Though he must be lost before he can find,
Though, before he sees, he must be blind,
If he can find and if he can see,
The true king of all he shall be.
Merry, Zed and Liliana three children born between those of
hearthkin blood and starkin blood are on a perilous quest to the Palace
of Zarissa. Amid the splendour and treachery of court, they watch and
wait: planning the rescue of Princess Rosalina, held captive in the
dazzling Tower of Stars.
And as their pasts and presents unfold, their destinies become clear.
The engrossing companion to The Starthorn Tree by one of Australia's
best fantasy storytellers, Kate Forsyth.
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, and The Puzzle Ring. Kate lives with her husband, three children and a black cat called Shadow in Sydney.
Chronicles of Estelliana
A series of three novels for readers aged 12+, set in a faraway land of magic and monsters, valiant heroes and wicked villains. Each book tells the story of a new generation of heroes who must each fight their own battle before peace can at last come to the embattled land of Estelliana.
I have always loved books filled with adventure, magic, romance, and humour, stories set long, long ago and far, far away. When I set out to write the 'Chronicles of Estelliana', I wanted to recapture the feel of the books I had loved so much as a child, books like The Princess Bride, The Silver Curlew, The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Each novel can be read by itself, though I'd recommend you read them all in order.