"Inventive magical adventure with a decidedly quirky band of heroes"
September 2023 Debut of the Month
The Cloudlanders live on an island that is literally in the clouds – floating there high above the Endless Sea where the malevolent Wavemaker lurks, ready to drag them to a watery doom should the magical lightstone that holds them up fail. When the feared Tidekin is freed from an old enchantment, their future looks bleak, unless a band of assorted heroes can save the day. The would-be champions include a giant mushroom, a golden faerie, wood nymph twins and (my favourite) a gruff, shape-shifting wolf. There’s also a magical Augur who lives in a gingerbread house. Their efforts to overcome the Tidekin take them in all sorts of directions and into all sorts of danger. Full of surprises, this is a very inventive and original fantasy adventure.