Majilda is a simple village girl with normal, everyday ambitions like one day getting married and running a tavern of her own (but in a self-actualised, non-sexist sort of a way). But when her village is ravaged by mysterious and very intriguing raiders who steal all the children, she is forced to fight back with a secret magic she never knew she had. Now she is alone in a dangerous, fantastical world, with only a handsome stranger and his muscular black steed, Muncaster, to guide her. Who has stolen the children? And why? Will she ever be able to help them? Together with her new and very mysterious allies, Majilda must make a journey into her past, to unlock a magic so powerful it may save the entire world... But in the final reckoning, will magic be with her?
This is the first novella (or maybe episode, if that's not going to stop you from giving it a go) in the extremely grim and serious series, Magic Be With You.