The Last Balfour

by Cait Duggan

On Sale: 22/07/2019

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About the Book

'An utterly riveting tale of magic, danger and witch-hunts ... grips you by the throat and won't let go.' - Kate Forsyth

Magic and fire are kindred things ...

Iona Balfour's life is turned upside down when her beloved aunt Grizel is executed for the crime of witchcraft. Before she dies, Grizel appoints Iona as guardian of a precious family bloodstone and tells her she must flee their village and deliver the stone to the mysterious Guild of the Green Lion.

Accompanied by a new friend, Cal, Iona soon realises that she's awakened the powers of the bloodstone. But it promises to be a perilous journey. The wolf month is no time to be on the road. And there's a witch hunter on Iona's trail, who has a strange obsession with the stone.

When a devastating betrayal throws her into the hands of her enemies, Iona soon finds herself in the fight of her life. Will she suffer the same fate as her aunt, or will she escape the witch hunter and fulfil her destiny?

Discover an exciting new voice in Australian fiction!

MORE PRAISE FOR THE LAST BALFOUR:

'... a mesmerising tale, filled with living, breathing characters and breathtaking suspense. Iona's voice is delightful and authentic.'

- Jaclyn Moriarty

'... an extremely well-paced, classic tale of a journey and a quest ... concludes with a twist, and is very satisfying ...'
- Reading Time

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460757017
  • ISBN 10: 1460757017
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 22/07/2019
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • Age: From 14 years
  • BISAC1: Undefined Category

Biography

Cait Duggan has spent the best part of twenty years working in commercial law, while harbouring a secret ambition to become a writer. This led her to undertake a number of writing courses, studying at the Writers' Studio and Faber Writing Academy. As she loves history and is obsessed with magic, Cait writes fantasy and magical realism for children and young adults. The Last Balfour is her first novel. 


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