Only a few weeks earlier, Meg Morgan and her siblings went on holiday at the Rookery, their relatives' estate in England—and found themselves in the middle of a fairy war. Iin this follow-up to Under the Green Hill for readers 9 to 12, the war is over, but the battle for control of the fairies has just begun. A mysterious painter named Gwidion appears at the Rookery, and he can control the actions of whomever he paints. Gwidion intends to destroy the Guardian of the Green Hill, who keeps the peace between fairies and humans—and this just happens to be Meg's great-great-aunt Phyllida.
"Richly atmospheric storytelling in the tradition of Narnia and Nesbit."—Kirkus Reviews (UK)