Part of the Knife series
No ordinary fairy tale...Linden is a feisty faery with a lot on her mind.
She her fellow faeries are under threat: their magic is fading, and if they do not act fast, they will die...When Linden meets Timothy, a human staying in the house opposite her Oak, she knows he can help.
Together they embark on a dangerous journey to seek more magic - and discover that there is more to fear from other faeries than they could ever have imagined.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 07/01/2010
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781408307373
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Review by LarissaBookGirl
Fourteen years ago Knife left the Oak in search of the truth, she became a foster mother to a newly hatched faery and she was sent to live with Paul as human among humans. However, she continues as the Oak's defender and protector while its inhabitants continue to live without magic and their numbers continue to dwindle. For although Knife had found the truth she did not succeeded in returning magic to the Oak.Queen Amaryllis was dying, after 350 years she had lived a full life and now the end was near. But before she passes she has some unfinished business, to name a successor and to appoint an occupation to the youngest faery of the Oak, Linden. But at only fourteen years Linden is yet too young to take up the task appointed her, and yet if nothing is done soon it will all be too late.On a chance opportunity Linden risks all, leaving the safety of the Oak in search of other faeries and the possibility that they might find a way to restore their magic. But the world outside the Oak is vast and full of dangers, where friends offer only their backs enemies offer salvation, albeit at a price. And all hopes rest on the shoulders of the youngest of their kind, naive and ill-equipped for such a task, with only her strong will and pure spirit to guide her, and a little glamour too.Rebel faeries are gathering as an old enemy emerges and Linden has walked right into the middle of trouble. But one determined little faery will have a great and powerful impact as strength and friendship are woven together in a tale where only faith will see the conclusion a happy one. A gorgeously imagined story that enchants and delights leaving you wanting more.