The Cruel Empress

empressTitle: The Cruel Empress
Original title: The Cruel Empress
Author: Lene Kaaberbøl
Graphical design:  Rasmus Funder
Published: 2002
Pages: 111
Chapters: 8
Main character: Hay Lin


Snippet from the book:

“>>Look!<< whispered Irma.
The mirror had begun to glow in the darkness. The dull, spotty surface had disappeared and instead we could see the mountain, that was so familiar to me since I had seen it in my dreams. And I heard quite clearly the sound of wind chimes and a girl calling.
>>Honored Lin, hear me. Help us in our need!<<


When Hay Lin visits her uncle Kao in the hospital, he gives her an old lantern. This is “Lius lantern” and it was her grandmothers last wish that Hay Lin should have it “when the time was right”. Maybe that time is now, but “right for what? Who is Liu and what are these wind chimes Hay Lin keeps hearing in her dreams. Something is wrong and Hay Lin has no doubt: This is a mission for W.I.T.C.H.


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