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Tess has just a week’s holiday to find a missing person who’s been lost for two thousand years. She thought she had enough on her mind already, what with Dad sick and her younger brother Robin such a handful. But when uncanny intimations of the past bleed through into the present, imaginative Tess is drawn into the tragedy of another family, who lived at the time of the Roman invasion.
The corner of the Welsh isle of Anglesey where Tess and her family are staying is apparently unremarkable, but at the beach the waves and the sea breeze carry more than salt, and at the ruined church the dark veil of yew seems all that hangs between the living and the dead. Tess and Robin discover that the Druids made their last stand against the Romans on this spot, and echoes of violence have haunted it ever since. A father was mysteriously torn from his family, and his daughter will never rest until she finds him, but she needs Tess and Robin’s help to overcome the fire-eyed hawk who guards the answer. A quest through natural magic and ancient myth eventually carries them to the heart of the secret, which is darker than they could ever have imagined.