‘The end of everything? Great, no pressure then.’
Take a journey to Ambeth, where time twists and a palace gleams in green gardens. Where Light and Dark hold the Balance of the worlds, and beauty is a birthright, not a gift.
However, appearances can be deceiving.
When Alma stumbles between two trees into Ambeth, she finds she has a choice to make. Three items are lost: A Cup, a Sword and a Crown. Light and Dark are embroiled in a struggle for control. And both sides have been waiting for Alma to arrive…
A hidden world. A family secret. And a choice. But how do you choose between your head and your heart?
‘Alma, even I do not know what he is capable of…’
Things should be great for Alma. She’s returned the lost Sword to Ambeth and is finally with Deryck, Prince of the Dark.
But the twisted currents of Ambeth run deep…
Deryck is struggling with his father, who wants to control Alma, while Alma is struggling with her best friend Caleb, who doesn’t trust Deryck at all. Plus it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with her life in the human world. Quests and friendship all fall by the wayside when there’s romance to be had, and spending time with handsome Deryck is much more appealing than with an increasingly angry Caleb. The Light are always talking about making choices, so they shouldn’t have a problem with her choosing to be with Deryck. Besides, he’ll protect her from his father – won’t he?
Falling in love shouldn’t be this difficult. But things are about to get much worse…
‘Sometimes things call to us until we can no longer ignore them. And Ambeth is calling you, Alma.’
After the events of the Harvest Fair, Alma is finished with Ambeth – they can find the missing Cup and Crown without her.
But Ambeth is not finished with her.
First the mystery of her dead father comes back to haunt her, then the Dark reach out, hoping to trap her once more. And then there’s the strange new power she seems to have…
The mountains of Wales hide secrets and sorrow, as well as power. And Alma is about to discover all three.
‘Help will come to you, Alma, you will not be alone.’
Accepting her new powers hasn’t been easy for Alma. Nor has finding out the truth about her father. And she’s still not sure about the prophecy, or about going back to Ambeth.
But the Dark are gathering, Denoris on her trail. Deryck hasn’t forgotten about her either…
Events past and present converge on a small Welsh town as Alma, and the Dark, choose their path. Who will reach the Cup first?
All the characters and magical landscapes you love in one volume.
Ambeth. Where a Palace gleams in green gardens by the sea, and the Balance of the worlds is held.
However, all is not as perfect as it seems.
Three items are lost. A Sword, A Cup and a Crown. Light and Dark are embroiled in an ancient battle for control. And both sides have been waiting for their Chosen One to arrive…
But what happens when the Chosen One is a fifteen-year-old human girl, who ends up in Ambeth by accident and isn’t sure about the whole prophecy thing at all?
Start your journey to Ambeth today, with Oak and Mist, No Quarter and Hills and Valleys, all in one fantastic package!
‘It wasn’t just another battle between Light and Dark. It was also about the gray area, about choices, and about emotions and impulses. There was a richness to it, and it was quite magical.’
‘The characters are complex, believable with their flaws and virtues. The story is nicely woven and has a wonderful flow; it was easy to get hooked.’
‘I have loved all the books in this series. Didn’t want this one to end.’
‘The author’s style of writing…was as delicate and beautiful as fairy’s wings and at the same time just as dangerous. Before I knew it, I was completely sucked into the world she’d created. Helen Glynn-Jones has written a modern YA fantasy adventure and yet reads like a classic.’