Just how far would you go for family?
Eleven year old twins Alfie and Rosie Tanner had always lived with their grandmother, thinking that she was the only family they'd had. But on a rare school trip to the local castle, they would discover that not only did they have a much bigger family than most, but one more powerful than any.
Guided to a distant magical
land, accompanied by their best friends Billy and Emma, the twins learn that whilst their father is lost, their mother lives. Though alive, she has been bound by spell, and now serves the most perilous of wizards
. A tyrant of a wizard
, who in order to rule the lands had dispensed with his entire family, has been named Grave by the people he rules, and is protected by four white faceless guardians.
Determined to free the mother they had never known from her bind, the twins and their friends go on to experience the many wonders, and dangers of this strange magical land. A land where only a certain level of magic
is allowed, with those performing above that level being visited by Grave's four guardians. Once visited, the wrongdoer would be given a choice of four punishments; none of which that are good.
Along their way, Alfie, Rosie, Billy and Emma are taught magic
, make their first ever magical trade, come face to face with wizards
, and unwittingly visit the most magical place the world has ever known.
Can Alfie and Rosie free their mother? They are certainly prepared to risk their lives trying.
'I highly recommend this book for children and adults alike.'
' ... this author took me into his world and just wouldn't let me out!'