The White Circle
Eleven year old twins Alfie and Rosie Tanner had always lived with their grandmother and thought that she was the only family they had. But on a rare school trip to the local castle, they would discover that not only did they have a much bigger family than most, but one more powerful than any.
Guided to a distant magical land, accompanied by their best friends Billy and Emma, the twins learn that whilst their father is lost, their mother lives. Though alive, she has been bound by spell and now serves the most perilous of wizards. A tyrant of a wizard who in order to rule the lands had dispensed with his entire family, is protected by four white faceless guardians, and been named Grave by the people he rules.
Determined to free the mother they had never known from her bind, the twins and their friends go on to experience the many wonders, and dangers of this strange, new and exciting land. A land where only a certain level of magic is allowed, with those performing above that level being visited by Grave's four guardians and given a choice of four punishments; none of which are good. Along the way Alfie, Rosie, Billy and Emma are taught magic, make their first ever magical trade and come face to face with wizards, witches, dragons and giants.
Can Alfie and Rosie free their mother? They are certainly prepared to risk their lives trying.