Author(s): Ken Catran
The legendary Nina of the Dark has come into her power and won a mighty kingdom - but her battle has just begun. The witchers, those dark lords of evil, still plague the land ...and seek Nina's death. Forsaking both daughter and kingdom, and armed only with her fabled sword Brightsong, Nina is flown across the mountains by Illyugi the dragon, at best an uncertain ally. She must quest the Broken Lands for the secrets of her destiny as Nina the Chosen. To discover what it is she has been chosen for. However, each step of the journey takes her further into the morass of confusion and uncertainty that plagues her world - and her dreams. Ahead lies a bloody and treacherous path, filled with pain and horror. That her thumbs ache with prescience fills her with foreboding when she links up with Fell, the young, black-amoured mercenary. Can she trust him - anyone - as she seeks the witchers' hidden stronghold to destroy their power? Or will the witchers destroy Nina, the last hope of her world?
Ken Catran is an award-winning author of young adult fiction and fantasy, whose works have been adapted for television. With dozens of titles to his name, he is a highly respected contributor to the Storylines writers in schools programme, and has enthralled countless young readers and writers.