Third and final instalment in a middle-grade fantasy adventure about witches and forbidden magic from a beloved Irish writer.
Witches Borough is dying, and no one knows how to save it. Into this scorched landscape storms a raggedy witch named Magda, trailing ashes in her wake. She wants Mup. She wants Mup to fulfil a promise. And woe betide any who stand in her way.
The queen and her raggedy witches have fled, but the kingdom is not yet healed. The castle is haunted by memories of its brutal past. the ghosts are angry, and one of them in particular possesses a magic which may be too much for evn Mup and Mam to handle.
Mup's dad has been kidnapped by witches, and Mup - along with her mam, brother and dog - must journey to an enchanted world to rescue him.
Danger awaits them. Witches Borough is a beuiling place of rhyming crows, talking cats and forbidden magic, ruled by a tyrannical queen and her band of raggedy witches. And Mam seems strange on this side of the border - striding, powerful and increasingly distant.
Even if they can save her father, Mup knows that nothing will ever be the same again.
Celine Kiernan is the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of five novels for young people. Her ghost story, Into the Grey, was the first book to receive both the CBI Book of the Year Award and the CBI Children's Choice Award. It won the 2013 Readers' Association of Ireland Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the 2014 Japanese Sakura Medal. She is best known for The Moorehawke Trilogy, which won the Readers' Association of Ireland Award for best book and was shortlisted twice for the Irish Book Awards and was longlisted for the Australian Inkys Award. It has been translated into nine languages. The Wild Magic Trilogy is Celine's first series for middle-grade readers. She lives in Ireland.
Jessica Courtney-Tickle is an illustrator and story-maker based in Cambridgeshire, UK. Jessica loves working with colour, texture, and lots and lots of characters. If she could choose anything to draw, it would be from nature or the theatre – or maybe both together.