Book: Hidden by the Rose (The Twilight of Magic Saga) by Bil and Bon Frankscategories: Book, Young Adult to Adult, G Rated, Ancient Britannia Adventure, Teen Girl Heroine, St. Patrick Character, Deva Victrix, Faerie Characters, Magic and Realism, Magical Characters, Fantasy Adventure
Bil and Bon Franksabout this book: "A thorn is a weapon, hidden by the rose."
Caylith speaks these words to her grandfather, who is teaching her the lore of plant magic. Yet she cannot imagine how such an innocent statement will come to bear upon her life.
Caylith, along with her BFF Brindl and her armsman Fletcher, return from a six-month trip as told in the previous book RUNNING OVER RAINBOWS.
But coming home turns out to be a poignant, bitter experience. Caylith, just turned 16, finds that her ancestral home has been torched to the ground and that her mother is gone, either dead or kidnapped by a band of freebooters from far-off Hibernia.
After meeting and befriending a young-ish priest named Patrick, Caylith and her friends are on the run, escaping the reach of an evil man. They find themselves in the one place where no enemy can penetrate—the land of Faerie, a place that she had always thought existed only in dreams and fairy tales.
Cay and Brindl begin to learn the weapons and tactics that they will bring with them later to confront their enemies. For Brindl, the weapon is the Roman spatha, the sword. For Caylith, much as she hates it, the weapon turns out to be just a two-foot stick...and a rose.
With friends both old and new, Caylith finally returns to her old home to avenge past wrongs. She finds that she herself, even though slightly built and young, has become a thorn in the side of her enemies. She puts her training to good use and devises a way to bring down the ones who have sought her death.
In Hidden by the Rose, you will find out, along with Caylith, why the rose is both beautiful and deadly.
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