Two girls must unearth an ancient myth hidden deep beneath the mysterious Splint Hall...
1945. War has ended, but for sisters Flora and Isobel the struggles still continue. They’ve lost their father and had their home destroyed in a bombing raid, and now they must go to live with their aunt and her awful husband Mr Godfrey in their ancestral home, Splint Hall.
From the moment of their arrival it seems that this is a place shrouded in mysteries and secrets. Who are the strange men who arrive with packages at night? What is the source of the strange blue sparks coming from the ground? And why do the locals seem to hate their family so much? As the girls begin to unearth an ancient myth and family secret, the adventure of a lifetime begins.
Exquisite storytelling . . . A future classic
An exquisitely crafted historical mystery with an exciting twist — every page felt like discovering jewels in a treasure box
Katie Tsang, bestselling author of Dragon Mountain
Stirring, captivating fantasy with an emotional punch, bridling with magic
Ideal for Emma Carroll fans, this striking debut marries crisp historical realism with unsettling, believable fantasy.
… think Famous Five meets Indiana Jones. A terrific book by an accomplished storyteller.