Author(s): Kate Forsyth
The Witches of Eileanan, Book Four. A magical ride through another chapter of Eileanan's rich and turbulent history. Finn the Cat is bored with life as a banprionnsa. To make things worse, her cousin Brangaine has come to live with them and is everything a banprionnsa should be - beautiful, gracious, and always perfectly behaved. Luckily for Brangaine, a caravan of jongleurs arrives at Castle Rurach. But this is no ordinary caravan. Led by Dide the Juggler, the jongleurs have come on behalf of the R gh. Once again it seems that Lachlan the Winged has particular need of someone with Finn's peculiar abilities ...Finn, desperate for adventure, eagerly takes up the R gh's exciting commission and joins the expedition. Their objective: to help Elfrida NicHilde, the deposed banprionnsa of T rsoilleir, win back her crown. Their first task: to recapture the prophet Killian the Listener, imprisoned in the Black Tower by the corrupt and cruel T rsoilleirean General Assembly. Setting out on this clandestine journey that will take them beyond the Great Divide and into the Forbidden Land, the companions must face dangers that will test their courage and resolve to breaking point ...and beyond. On their quest, this small party will brave their most fierce enemies in war-torn Eileanan and for Finn, a terrible enemy within. The Forbidden Land is the fourth book in the series The Witches of Eileanan.
Kate Forsyth is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books, including The Witches of Eileanan and Rhiannon's Ride fantasy series for adults. She completed a doctorate in fairytale retellings and the novels that have come out of this fascination include the winner of the 2015 American Libraries Association Prize for Historical Fiction, Bitter Greens, The Wild Girl and the forthcoming The Beast's Garden. Her books have been published in fourteen different countries, including Japan, Poland, Spain, Russia and Turkey. Kate has also written series for children of all ages and the contemporary novel Dances on Knives.