A gritty and captivating story of courage and strength against terrible odds, this is the story of Midge, abandoned with her eccentric uncle during the holidays, and her adventures with the Various, a band of earthily realistic fairies. The existence of the Various, who are strange, wild and sometimes even deadly, has been kept secret since the beginning of time, but when their world begins to clash with that of human beings, their livelihood is threatened with extinction. This is a wonderfully imaginative story of love and loyalty, and is the first in a powerful trilogy.
"A charming story"
"An exciting and absorbing novel . . . completely believable"
"The story unfolds, with its mixture of fantasy and real life, in a most engaging and enthralling way"
"A well paced, absorbing fantasy . . . Augarde builds up the complex backstory to a brilliantly-handled climax"