Flame-haired Princess Torina knows nothing of battles and conquest until her father, the king of Bellandra, returns home with an orphaned prince from the neighbouring enemy kingdom. The boy prince is offered to Torina as a slave, but she frees him from his bonds and their unusual friendship develops in the years that follow.
But Torina faces terrible danger - she has an amazing gift that many would kill for, and when her father is brutally murdered she is forced to flee for her life. An evil usurper takes over her rightful throne, and the kingdom is ruled by cruelty and fear. Can Torina's gift - to look into the future of others - help her win back what is rightly hers?
This is an epic fantasy of extraordinary scope and vision. Its twists and turns will leave readers breathless.
"Victoria Hanley is a born storyteller... gripping and absorbing."
"Deceptive qualities all cleverly combined"
"Characters are great, the plot is something that's done before, but maybe not for children, who will love it. Great stuff."
"A great story"