Author(s): John Barwick
Fourteen-year-old Averil has never been far from the small desert town of Aum. But all that is about to change.
Chosen as a novice Trader-Diplomat on her first expedition, she finds a world full of surprises. But e evil is stirring, and Averil is drawn into a battle between malevolent powers that threatens to change the world forever.
In a world of war and sorcery, Averil finds strengths and qualities she didn’t know she possessed.
John Barwick is a widely published author of children’s fiction, children’s non-fiction and text books. He has published over 90 titles, and been shortlisted in the CBC Book of the Year Awards and in The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing. Born in Moruya, NSW, he now lives on the Central Coast of NSW. His leisure interests include (unsurprisingly) writing, cycling and staying fit. Recently retired as a Primary School Principal, John now writes full-time. After two decades writing text books and information books, he has now returned to his favourite genre, writing stories to entertain and enthral young people.