Everyone knows the devil is real. Everyone knows that witches exist. Everyone knows that saying the wrong thing can get you hanged . . . When fourteen-year-old Maggie's grandmother is accused of witchcraft, Maggie has to run for her life. But Scotland is in the grip of terror and Maggie runs straight into danger, falling into the hands of the English. Defying the king can be deadly, but falling in line is unthinkable. Maggie must learn to stand up for herself if she is to survive . . .
Elizabeth Laird has been nominated five times for the Carnegie Medal and has won many awards, including the Children's Book Award. She is the author of many highly acclaimed children's books. She and her husband divide their time between London and Edinburgh.