#1 Sepia and the Return of Ink Magic

The beginning of a mesmerazing Trilogy full of fantasy and love for books.

Twelve-year-old Sepia realises that books are more valuable than gold in Flohall as soon as she arrives in the famous harbour city with its fragrant ink and whispering paper.

She is to learn the craft of book printing from Silversyll, one of the three great masters. Why was she chosen – a clumsy orphan girl with ink stains on her fingers?

Sepia soon finds loyal friends in Niki and Sanzio. But strange things start to happen in Flohall. Sinister figures prowl around, and then the masters disappear.

Sepia suspects that this has something to do with the Ink War and a dark alchemist who everyone thought had been defeated long ago.

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