He's got three legs, millions of fleas and serious cattitude. He's FLEABAG the alley cat who lives in the palace. And he talks! His favourite humans are Gemma the kitchen maid and the queen – who is dying. The royal Ring with its strange Fire has been hidden.
As she passed her hand over the mirror’s blackened surface, Étain memorized what she had scried: a young druid-girl with raven hair, but not an ordinary student of the arts who stuck rigidly to spells and potions; this one worked instinctively with raw magic plucked from the elements. She understood how to inhale the breath of inspiration, she could dream in the fires of Tir na nÓg and wield them without fear.
‘Fire will lead you to your innermost soul and bring you out into the world again.’
Tegen, the young druid-in-training, must learn Fire Magic to battle an unnamed and deadly evil. But she is being stalked by a Shadow Walker who will lie, cheat and even murder to bring her into his thrall …
One day I was talking to a friend who had bought a new shop to sell wonderful things like really old radios and gramophone players. I said I thought his shop was lovely, and he replied he liked it very much, but there was no dragon in the cellar.