When 16 year old Blanka is sent to boarding school by her adoptive parents, she quickly discovers that the old medieval convent building is home to a nightmarish underworld of witchcraft and murder. Almost unbearably suspenseful, this is a great read for fans of witches, wolves and the paranormal, with a blend of fantasy, history and an intriguing mystery.
Nina Blazon was born in 1969 and grew up in Neu-Ulm, a Bavarian town near the Danube. She studied German literature and Slavic languages and taught at the universities of Tuebingen and Saarbruecken. She started writing during a work placement in journalism and worked for many years in an advertising agency. She has written many children's books and was awarded the Wolfgang Holbein Prize for her fantasy debut. Today Nina Blazon works in Stuttgart as a freelance journalist, author and advertising copywriter. She lives in Stuttgart.
'This book had me gripped right from the start. I never knew what was around the corner in it. It had a strong beginning, an exciting middle and an amazing end. It kept me guessing right until the end. This is a goos mystery and a fantastic book for teenage readers.' Tabitha Spence, Trinity Academy
Teen Titles - Book review magazine
Suitable for older teenagers of 13 plus because of both the complexity, and the gruesome nature of the plot. A competent and definitely 'edge of the seat' read for fantasy horror fans.