Thunder rolls in a continuous barrage, echoing off mountain walls. Lightning blazes across the sky, one jagged flash after another. The bolts that hit their targets leave charred bodies in their wake. The attacks that miss turn spruce and fir into torches, spreading fire until the entire mountain is in flames. Struggling wizards stand out as black silhouettes against the reds and oranges of the forest fire and the white of the deep snow.
In the valley, villagers cower under beds or huddle in cellars. The bravest peek out through gaps in closed shutters and pray for the Fire Warlock to come and save them.
Their prayers go unanswered. There is no Fire Warlock.
- The Forge
- Book 5: Reforging series (final book)
- Author: Barbara Howe
- NZ English
- ISBN: 978-1-922556-26-4
- RRP: UK £13.99 AU$21.95 US$17.99 EU €15.99 NZ $24.99
- Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia/IFWG Publishing International
- Young Adult: Epic Fantasy novel
- 324 pages – paperback English
- Binding: Perfect bound
- Dimensions: 229mm x 152mm
- eBook Formats: Kindle (US/Canada), Kindle (Rest of world), iBook (soon), Kobo (soon), Nook Book, epub direct from US distributor
- Key Words: Young Adult fiction, epic fantasy, strong female characters
- Publication Date: 3 December 2021
- Distributor: World-wide through IPG (IPG specific in North America, New South Books (partner) in Australia/New Zealand, and Eurospan in UK/Europe)