Twelve years on from the traumatic events that took place in Prospero's Children, Fern Capel has almost succeeded in putting aside the memory of that magical, terrifying summer, and denying the ancient heritage that would allow her mastery of the Gift. But the past is about to catch up with her. As she returns to Yarrowdale for her wedding to a media personality twenty years her senior, ancient forces are reawakening. Soon Fern will find that she is once again forced to choose between love and destiny. The Dragon-Charmer continues the lyrical, richly atmospheric tale begun in Prospero's Children. Spellbinding in its depiction of places both familiar and strange, of characters both beguiling and sinister, this is classic English fantasy at its finest.