The Ghostspeaker Chronicles is a series of six books that together tell the story of merchant daughter Johanna Brouwer. She wanted to take over her father’s business, but instead has to settle for saving the kingdom from threats of magic, ghosts and demons.
During a ball held in the honour of the crown prince, the evil magician Alexandre takes over the city.
Johanna manages to flee, but neighbouring countries offer little help.
Johanna has to drive him out while her weak wood magic is no match for his evil powers.
And did the king really hire a necromancer?
Fifteen years have passed since the end of the previous series, and the port city of Saardam is barely recognisable.
Gone are the foreign traders and the oceanfaring ships.
A terrible incident has killed the young royal family and the foreign Regent holds lavish banquets every day while the citizens starve.
Meanwhile, he decrees that all magic is forbidden. Even people with little magic have to leave the city.
Nellie has no magic, but a chance discovery puts her in charge of a box that contains a dragon. She wants to keep quiet and hide, but the dragon has other ideas.