The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst
Long ago, the little Prince of Cloudburst was stolen from theseashore by a Water Sprite. Now, ten years later, the prince hasfound his way home. The King and Queen are planning the biggestparty in their Kingdom's history to welcome him.Meanwhile, on the other side of the Kingdoms and Empires, EstherMettlestone-Staranise is looking forward to another year atKatherine Valley Boarding School. But she arrives to find a numberof strange and unsettling changes. For one, her new teacher isrumoured to be an Ogre. Two mysterious students have joined theschool, and one of Esther's classmates is an undercoverSpellbinder. Most disturbingly, the mountains surrounding theschool - usually a delight of glaciers, teashops, lakes and Faeries- are now crowded with wicked Shadow Mages.As secrets and dangers escalate, Esther must find the answers toseveral puzzles. Why is her teacher behaving so oddly? Which ofEsther's classmates is the Spellbinder, and can they really protectthe school from gathering hordes of Shadow Mages? Could the StolenPrince of Cloudburst be connected?How can Esther - who is not talented like her sisters, nor anadventurer like her cousin, but just Esther - save her family, herschool and possibly her entire world?