Publisher: Hydra Publications
There are only a few books that made me forget food and this is one of them. Or so I thought till I reached the middle. What the story lacks is a good editing; some of the scenes are definitely in excess -- forest searching scenes which contribute nothing to the progress of the story and the bedroom scenes bordering on boredom (which actually makes it look like cheap fiction using sex as a marketing strategy) are only some of the instances.
Cover design too is much to be appreciated; I must confess that it made me choose this work. Names of the characters are also well chosen -- rhythmic and suitable for the atmosphere. Morgan reminds one of Morgana, the witch. Well, there must be something supernatural within the Morgan family, how else a dead father can give warnings to the daughter?
Setting is Warwickshire. Fianna Morgan, the eleven year old girl, is been warned all her life not to enter Dinsmore wood. But what can one do when the adventure spirit set in! Sliding in secretly, she discovers a man digging to bury a dead woman. He feels her gaze, chases her but her running and the help of an unknown boy saves her that day.
[Halt! better stop here if you haven't read the story. I don't want to ruin the suspense]
Gareth finds that Fianna's mother is the once betrothed cousin of his father who later eloped with the gardener's son; she was with her mother safe and attending her. The villain is revealed to be Geoffrey Graham, the eldest brother of Lord Graham who shares his likeness and is believed to be dead. When Fianna gets captured, she shoots him down. Story ends with the marriage plans of Gareth and Fianna.