In the beginning of this story, a girl Magpie and a boy Dilly are trying to fight a witch that has cast a spell over Dilly's father in a magical world. They meet up with some old friends of Magpie's and need to come up with a solution to deal with this evil witch. They combine their powers with a friend named Smudge (who is looking after the children) to deal with the witch. Will they save Dilly's father and keep their own?
I liked the beginning and end, but it took me a while to read the middle because it slowed down, so I lost interest. It is a good story nonetheless because it keeps you guessing as the plot changes through the chapters. It makes you think differently as the story evolves. Although the story was mildly entertaining, this was not my favorite book.