The Last Balfour
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?
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'An utterly riveting tale of magic, danger and witch-hunts ... grips you by the throat and won't let go.' - Kate Forsyth, award-winning author of Bitter Greens
'... a mesmerising tale, filled with living, breathing characters and breathtaking suspense. Iona's voice is delightful and authentic.' - Jaclyn Moriarty, bestselling author of the Colours of Madeline trilogy