It is 58 AD. As the Romans tighten their grip on Britain, so the tribes' resistance increases. But lust for power knows no loyalty. A demon promises failed king Admidios untold wealth and glory in exchange for the soul of Tegen, the young 'Star Dancer' druid in training - Britain's only hope. Unaware of this dark bargain, Tegen sets off to find Mona, the elusive Isle of the Druids, where she hopes to learn the magic that will defend her homeland. On the way, she meets Owein, another young druid who is not what he seems and knows far more than he is willing to tell - even to Tegen. Owein offers to take her to a Grand Council of druids and war leaders, where, he assures her, she will find a guide. But Admidios is also waiting there, poised with all his demonic powers. Then a murder by magic brings the British alliance tottering on the brink of disaster, and a black raven of ill-omen flies in the face of all Tegen holds dear. Her only hope is to dare to walk through the flames of Sacred Fire.
Beth wanted to write since she was about 3, scribbling on paper and folding the 'pages' between bits of cardboard.
She studied Sociology and Psychology at university then became a hippy in a houseboat in Amsterdam, with a spell in a Bavarian castle.
Since then she's been a journalist (which she wan't good at), a radio broadcaster (which she loved), a cook, a cleaner and a mum to four amazing kids.
Beth wrote her first children's book, 'The Magic in the Pool of Making,' to encourage her eldest son to want to read. The next thirteen titles followed slowly but surely, bringing dragons, talking cats and fire-wielding druid girls to the page.
She studied for her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, and subsequently has taught writing for the Open College of the Arts and the University of Lancaster 'Crossing Borders' project in Africa.
Beth teaches writing to children and young adults at Kilve Court Residential Education Centre in Somerset.
As well as writing, Beth is also a performance storyteller, working from Orkney to Cameroon, and has even braved Glastonbury to tell stories in the mud!
Beth also illustrates for Books Beyond Words - innovative publishing for adults with learning disabilities.
you can read more about Beth on www.bethwebb.co.uk and www.stardancerbooks.com