Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Moll Pecksniff, a gypsy orphan living in the Tanglefern Forest with her wildcat Gryff, is haunted by a recurring nightmare that pulls her from the safety of her caravan and deep into the forest. Lured by the beating of an unseen drum, she awakens one night to find her terrible dream has become reality.
She has been summoned by the Shadowmasks: a group of magicians who plan to kill her - as it has been foretold that Moll is the only one who can save the Old Magic and stop the Shadowmasks taking over.
With help from Alfie, a mysterious boy from the enemy camp, Moll and Gryff must fight the darkness to fulfil the Bone Murmur prophecy.
This exceptional debut novel is packed with adventure, magic and humour. The protagonists are tremendously endearing - especially Moll, who is fiercely loyal and determined to succeed in her quest. An enchanting and fast-paced read.