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The Witches of Eileanan, Book One. A gripping story of witches, enchantment, magical creatures and dragons.

The Witches of Eileanan, Book One. A gripping story of witches, enchantment, magical creatures and dragons.

Since the Day of Reckoning witches and magic have been outlawed on Eileanan. The great towers, once centres of learning, are now abandoned ruins. The penalty for practising witchcraft is death. Yet the Lodestar still calls to the Rìgh, king of Eileanan, making him uneasy. And there are those determined to restore witches and their craft to their rightful place in Eileanan.

In a hidden valley deep in the mountains, in the shadow of the peak of Dragonclaw, Isabeau the foundling grows to womanhood in the care of Meghan, an old wood witch. Meghan can call animals to her hand and knows the secrets of herb-lore. But Isabeau dreams of adventure . . .

Carrying a magic talisman that contains the last hopes of the persecuted witches, Isabeau is hunted through the land by the evil Banrìgh. Meanwhile the sea-dwelling Fairgean stir, children mysteriously disappear in the night, and Isabeau's guardian climbs Dragonclaw to seek guidance from the most ancient and dangerous wisdom in the land . . .

Dragonclaw is the first book in the series The Witches of Eileanan.

Reviews

Enthralling.

The Daily Telegraph

Second only to Marion Zimmer Bradley.

WITCHCRAFT MAGAZINE

A writer with a sound streak of both imagination and talent.

DB MAGAZINE

A remarkable fantasy debut ... it sings with quality.

The West Australian

Original, with unexpected depths and plenty of fun.

Locus

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857988706

    June 1, 2015

    Vintage Australia

    544 pages

    RRP $24.00

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  • Paperback

    9780091835101

    May 9, 1997

    Arrow Australia

    544 pages

    RRP $28.99

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  • EBook

    9781742744865

    May 2, 2011

    RHA eBooks Adult

    546 pages

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