A delightful new urban fantasy about a kitchen witch and her magical family
Daphne "Daffy" Rose Wallace Deschants has an ideal suburban life—three wonderful and talented children; a coffee shop and bakery, owned and run with her best friend; a nearly perfect husband, Gabriel, or "G" to his friends and family. Life could hardly be better.
But G's perfection hides dangerous secrets. When Daffy uncovers evidence of his infidelity, her perfect life seems to be in ruins. On their wedding anniversary, Daffy prepares to confront him, only to be stopped in her tracks when he foils a mugging attempt using wizard-level magic.
Suddenly, Daphne is part of a world she never imagined--where her husband is not a traveling troubleshooter for a software company, but the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards, and her brilliant children are also budding magicians. Even she herself is not just a great baker and barista—she's actually a kitchen witch. And her discovery of her powers is only just beginnning.
But even the midst of her chaotic new life, another problem is brewing. G's ex-wife, a dangerous witch, has escaped from her magical prison. Revenge-bent and blind, she needs the eyes of her son to restore her sight—the son Daffy has raised as her own since he was a year old. Now Daphne must find a way to harness her new powers and protect her family—or risk losing everything she holds dear.
About the Author
Irene Radford, author of the Dragon Nimbus (The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, The Loneliest Magician, The Wizard's Treasure) and the Dragon Nimbus History (The Dragon's Touchstone, The Last Battlemage, The Renegade Dragon)series, often appears at conventions in the Oregon-California area. She is the author of the Stargods and Merlin's Descendants series as well, and is also one of the founders of the Book View Cafe. She can be contacted via her website, www.ireneradford.com.
Praise for Irene Radford:
"Grabbed me from the first page with its dynamic action, compelling characters and their relationships, insightful world building, and a sweet romance that only adds to the suspense." —Deborah J. Ross, author of The Seven-Petaled Shield
"Radford's considerable gifts as a mesmerizing storyteller shine with undeniable luster." —RT Reviews
"An accomplished fantasy author, Radford has weaved a magical, captivating adventure that was hard to put down.... It is full of fantasy, magic, action, adventure, mystery and excitement." —Night Owl Reviews
"[The Silent Dragon is] an engaging political fantasy." —Midwest Book Review
"Intriguing.... Reeled me in and wouldn't let me leave."—LitPick