Authors: Sarah Painter
She clicked the catch on the purse and caught her breath. Nestled against the silk lining was a tiny cylinder of rolled paper and a key. She swallowed. They must’ve been there before. She’d been distracted by Ruby.
Nothing weird to see here. Move along
Gwen smiled grimly. She’d spent thirteen years quashing magic nonsense like this, and she wasn’t about to lose control now. The paper would be an old receipt. The key was a dull silver and had simply been hidden against the grey of the lining.
Still, she couldn’t help herself. She unrolled the paper, which was soft with age, and felt vomit rise in the back of her throat. It said:
For Gwen. When you are ready, seek, and you shall find. It is your gift
‘Sod that,’ Gwen said and went to brush her teeth.
ISBN: 978 1 474 04488 2
The Garden of Magic
Copyright © 2015 Sarah Painter
Published in Great Britain (2015)
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