Jewel and thorn
Part of the The Book of Lowmoor series
On his sixteenth birthday, Thorn Jack steals a curious crystal from the Treasury of a neighbouring settlement in his coming of age rite-of-passage.
Returning home, he finds that his younger sister has been kidnapped.
He sets out to find her with Racky Jagger, an enigmatic but wordly-wise individual.
Their way leads through Judy Wood, a place of mystery and ill-repute.
When fifteen-years-old Jewel Ranson's father, a travelling draper, is murdered at a fair, she sets out to avenge him.
Accompanied by Rainy Gill, a juggler, she journeys to Harrypark where she becomes involved in a bloodthirsty wager.
As she travels, Jewel discovers that she has been gifted with unusual powers.
After many colourful adventures and encounters, their separate quests lead Thorn and Jewel to a momentous meeting - and the discovery of a common enemy...