Three years have passed since Marcel defeated Mortregis, the great dragon of war, and more than a year since the Battle of Cadell. On a mountainside in Elster, Bea, who is half-human, half elf, longs to see her human friends again. When strange creatures disturb the tranquillity of the mountain forests and her grandfather, Long Beard, disappears, Bea calls for Marcel’s help. Together with his cousin, Fergus, they travel into the forbidden underground world of Baden Dark on a rescue mission.
Marcel has grown into a formidable sorcerer, but does he have the wisdom to wield such power? From the ancient legends, he learns of a source of evil that threatens the happiness of all. When in Baden Dark he becomes obsessed with its destruction - even if it brings his own death. Bea is not convinced of the wisdom of his course and a rift develops between the old friends. When Marcel betrays her with his magic, he makes a decision that may keep them apart forever.
Fast-paced and completely enthralling, the compelling conclusion to this trilogy is guaranteed to have readers unable to turn the pages fast enough!
About the Author:
James Moloney lives in Brisbane. He has won the Australian Children’s Book Council twice. His fantasy novel The Book of Lies was named a Notable Book by the CBCA in 2005 and featured in the 2006 Books Alive campaign