CATHERINE FISHER is an award-winning fantasy writer. The Conjuror's Game was shortlisted for the Smarties Award, The Snow-Walker's Son for the W.H.Smith Mind Boggling Award, The Candle Man won the Tir-Na-n'Og Award. A TV deal for Fintan's Tower is under negotiation, and there is strong BBC Wales TV interest in her Snow-Walker trilogy. She currently holds an Arts Council Writers' Bursary. Author of 11 books for children and two volumes of award-winning poetry, she is particularly well-known in Wales. Darkwater Hall is her second book for Hodder.