> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 1 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857988744
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

The Pool of Two Moons

Book 2, The Witches of Eileanan




The Witches of Eileanan, Book Two. At the Day of Reckoning witchcraft was outlawed in Eileanan. Behind the persecution is the beautiful and mysterious Banrìgh.

The Witches of Eileanan, Book Two. At the Day of Reckoning witchcraft was outlawed in Eileanan. Behind the persecution is the beautiful and mysterious Banrìgh.

Not all the witches were killed on the Day of Reckoning.The wood witch Meghan leads the half-blackbird, half-man Bacaiche and the Scarred Warrior Iseult through the countryside to the safety of the Veiled Forest, where she hopes to meet up with Isabeau, her ward, whom she has entrusted to carry part of the precious Key of the Coven. Once in the forest they are visited by the magical Celestines, and Bacaiche reveals his true identity. There are also other, less welcome visitors: the Banrìgh's Red Guards may be easily repelled at the forest's fringes, but not so the deadly Mesmerdean.

Meanwhile Jorge the blind Seer leads his group of tattered children to the rebels' camp deep in the mountains. The rebels plan to take the ancient city of Lucescere on Samhain Eve. If they do, and the Key can be joined, great magic can be invoked in their cause. At Lucescere is the remains of the witches' Tower of Two Moons and its magical pool. What secrets lie in the pool's depths? Can the Lodestar be freed and Eileanan live in peace once again?

The Pool of Two Moons is the second book in the series The Witches of Eileanan.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857988744
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and has since sold more than a million copies around the world. Her books include Bitter Greens, a retelling of Rapunzel which won the 2015 American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tales, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013; and The Beast’s Garden, a retelling of ‘The Singing, Springing Lark’ set in the underground resistance to Hitler in Nazi Germany. Recently voted one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, Kate Forsyth has been called ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’. She has a BA in literature, a MA in creative writing and a doctorate in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers. Read more about her at www.kateforsyth.com.au

Also by Kate Forsyth

See all

Praise for The Pool of Two Moons

“an excellent read for anybody who enjoys fantasy”

HOBART MERCURY

“a remarkable fantasy debut ... it sings with quality.”

WEST AUSTRALIAN

“Kate Forsyth has woven a stirring epic fantasy ... a writer with a sound streak of both imagination and talent.”

Db MAGAZINE

“superb! ... It has been quite a long time since I have read about such a rich, vividly described world peopled with such complex characters. The plot is complex and twists and turns in unexpected ways, making me most eager to read the next book in this series. I highly recommend this read to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy.”

AUSTRALIAN SF NEWS

“a complex, Tolkien-like story of witches, enchantment and deep dark mysteries.”

NEW WEEKLY

“a whopper novel ... this one'll set you off into your own personal fantasy world and should occupy more than a few dreary Saturday afternoons ... Great one for fantasy freaks.”

THE MAG


Related titles