Elizabeth Ward grew up in Sydney, Australia, where she still lives. From an early age she has loved reading children’s books, and, inspired by the Narnia chronicles by C.S.Lewis, she decided to create her own magical world, Wystovia, in her first book The Banishing Stones.
Two human children find themselves whisked by magic into the land of Wystovia, where an evil wizard thinks nothing of enslaving dwarves in the mountain mines, turning giants to stone, and terrorising innocent merchildren that his eagles catch frolicking in the sea. The children will need a lot of luck and the help of friends to survive. But who can they trust? And is there any way to return home?