Mary Stewart is the bestselling author of fourteen romantic thrillers, including the classic novels This Rough Magic, The Moon-Spinners, Rose Cottage and Thornyhold and five historical fantasy novels of Arthurian Britain, as well as children's novels such as Ludo and the Star Horse and A Walk in Wolf Wood. She died in 2014 and remains one of the widest read novelists in the world.
Mary Stewart has obviously enjoyed adapting (not lowering) her thriller technique to junior fantasy and reveals and engaging wit in the process. - Sunday TimesA well-plotted and exciting fantasy thriller. - Financial Times... A first-class witch thriller...unbeatable. - ObserverWhat enchantment . . . The author has used all her considerable gifts as a storyteller to spin this charming magical tale. - Junior BookshelfExciting and continually funny. - BBCEnriched by superb descriptions and enlivened with a genuine touch of terror. - Teacher