Raffery is raised by monks. Misfortune strikes and he is outcast. He uses his cunning and charm to develop a trade for himself - as a ratcatcher - and rat liberator.
Sherryl Jordan is a New Zealand writer for children and young adults, specialising in fantasy and historical fiction. She has written a number of children's and young adult works published in New Zealand and overseas. She is best known for her books The Juniper Game and The Raging Quiet.