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Lil and Verne may think they have quelled the Dark forces that tried to destroy Whitby, but they have no idea that the powers they’ve been meddling with are about to turn on them. Despite Lil’s crucial role in saving her home from destruction, she notices that the townsfolk have become wary of her – even fear her. More than ever she needs the support of best friend Verne and the witch Cherry Cerise, but they are preoccupied by their attempts to uncover more secrets of the golden Nimius.

When Lil finds an antique box of watercolour paints she welcomes the diversion, little realising that every time she uses it something nasty escapes. But it is while they are distracted an old enemy finds a path to their door . . .

Me: This book is delightfully viscous and evil. A young adult book with plagues, death, witches and creatures of the dark. My younger self would have loved it.

Lil finds a paintbox hidden in the fireplace of the local witch. Trying some art work she discovers that each slab of paint in the box comes with it’s own evil from plagues to death by sand dune. It’s then up to them plus best friend Verne to defeat the dark forces and save Whitby.

It’s rolls along at a cracking pace. I had the whole book read in a day. It’s fun and delightful and I don;t think it matters actually what age you are. It’s just a really good book. Go buy it!