Winner of the 2019 Silver International Literary Classics Award for Young Adult Fantasy.
At her mothers death bed Elisabeth learns that her mothers illness is no accident and that her own life is in danger. Evil witches are plotting to take over the kingdom of Vendale. All alone, naive and untrained, Elisabeths determination is all she has to confront her mothers murderers as she discovers love at the same time. While Richards behaviour sends distracting mixed messages, Elisabeth finds herself stuck in limbo: she is treated like a child but is forced to make adult decisions. Meanwhile, the witches plot spins a fateful web around her. Can Elisabeth succeed in the face of insurmountable odds?