Drestonia's capital is cursed by hauntings and disappearing children, panicking the city. Curiously it seems only Crown Princess Ellin, with the help of a young noble, Flynn Jolien, has the power to solve the dilemma. The problem is Flynn's been seriously injured by a rival for Ellin's attention and his only chance of survival depends on the magic of the contrary and elusive sorcerer, Grendel. Ellin must use all her courage and wit as she embarks on a dangerous journey against enemies known and unknown to find Grendel, save Lord Jolien's life and return the stolen children of Floris to their parents. Fiona McIntosh's much-anticipated fantasy sequel toThe Whisperer short-listed in teh 2010 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards.