In 1613, Suzannah is stolen from her home in Africa and sold as a slave in England.When she tries to escape, a terrible accident befalls her.
Dramatically rescued by the Children of the Five, she finds herself healed and taken to the safety of the Faery Realms where she is initiated into the Company of the Silver Hare.
However, when the Hare itself is kidnapped and the very universe is threatened, Suzannah’s magical gifts come to the fore in a desperate attempt to set things right.
Hare Under Moon Hill is the second in the Silver Hare series.
For young adult readers.
Age Range: 12+
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: ‘B’ paperback
Pages: 208 pages
Word Count: 40,000
Published: April 2021
Pooka began to gain height again, and as they looked down, they could see a pod of dolphins ridden by some of the merfolk who waved and smiled at them as they passed overhead.
“Suzannah gingerly lifted her knee. The little carved leg had a ball and socket joint at the ankle, and every toe was articulated. All over the leg and foot were carvings, fruit and flowers, birds, bees and beasts, sun, moon and stars, and leaping beneath the moon, a little hare, inlaid in silver.
She looked up at Obadiah and smiled. It was a wavery, watery kind of smile, but it transfigured her whole face.
“You really made this all for me?”
He nodded solemnly, but his eyes twinkled. “All for you.”
“Almost without conscious thought, Lily acted. A lightening bolt shot from her eyes, shattering the mirror. The youngest Old Demdike let out a shrill scream, as fragments of broken mirror showered over her. Lily let fly another bolt, and yet another. There was an indescribable cracking sound as the whole crystal dome disintegrated, raining down like diamond hail on the heads of the Old Ones, burying them completely under a crystal mountain.”
“The change in the little dragon was remarkable. It seemed to grow visibly larger, it’s stomach became rounded, and it’s skin, which before had appeared a muddy grey, now glowed a healthy green, with an orange glow to its belly. It rubbed its head affectionately against Lily’s shoulder.
“There, baby,” Lily stroked it gently. “Now you feel better, don’t you?”
The little dragon opened it’s mouth, and a small puff of smoke floated out of it.
“Mama?” it suddenly said hopefully.”
Joy Pitt is a professional storyteller and puppeteer in the oral tradition.
When she isn’t busy storytelling in schools, festivals and libraries, Joy spends her time painting and writing.
Joy has three children who have gone out into the world to seek their fortune.
This is her second book, and also the second in the Silver Hare Trilogy. The first is “The Company of the Silver Hare”, published by Hawkwood 2019.