A stunning fantasy debut, enter the unique world of the Spell Breathers. Spell Breathing does not come naturally to Rayne - she loathes the hours of practice, the stacks of scrolls, and the snapping mud devils that cover her mothers precious spell book. But it is spell breathing that keeps her village safe from the dreaded monster curse that plagues their world. It is ancient powerful magic, but as Rayne learns to her horror . . . it is also fragile. In one clumsy move, the magic that keeps them safe is broken, her village is plunged into danger, and an incredible adventure begins . . .
'It's really rare for children's fiction be this good ... Julie Pike is setting herself up for big things in the future. There wasn't a thing about this book I didn't like. * The Bookbag * The writing itself crackles with energy and bursts of light on a strange, fascinating world. * KM Lockwood * 'An enchanting story that crackles with charm and casts a unique spell' * Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart *