In the Valley of Shadows
Set has passed through a hard school. Having mastered the test on the Swimming Island with Georgina's help, he now must win a last battle to earn a warrior's name. It is his best friend, of all people, that he must fight against – and when he
Georgina goes to a new school and has a new friend, Alex. Everything would be fine if she didn't have those strange dreams. In her sleep she sees Druh, the dog who once saved Set's and her life, and every time something terrible happens. Does Set know more about it? Alex and Georgina try to contact him. "Hear us calling ", whispers Alex, "over time and distance..." Georgina closes her eyes. She awakes in a forest and Set stands before her, sad and desperate. Hesitatingly he promises to help her find Druh. They learn that the dog was caught in the Underworld of Culann, the blacksmith. To rescue him, they must cross the sea. But there is only a ghost-ship, waiting for them at the shore...
"How often have we dreamed ourselves into the strange adventures of literary heroes. A small miracle – this time it doesn't make our heads throb, thanks to a writer who transports mythological messages discreetly in a clever plot." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
"An enchanting, gripping story." (Die Welt)