This is a great feature that Melissa at My World...in words and pictures has been doing for a while which looks at those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves that we haven't got round to reading yet..
The Witches of Eileanan - Kate Forsyth
In the Celtic land of Eileanan, witches and magic have been outlawed, and those caught for practicing witchcraft are put to death! It is a land ruled by an evil Queen, where sea-dwelling Fairgean stir, and children vanish in the night. But in a valley deep in the mountains, young Isabeau grows to womanhood under the guidance of an elderly witch, and must set out on a quest, carrying the last hopes of the persecuted witches.
I haven't read any traditional fantasy for a while and this book has been on my TBR pile for a long time. I like that it seems to a young girl with the hidden destiny to possibly save the land...and witches being innocent!
Are there other fantasy stories that mix up your expectations...?