Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
queen Rhiannon, High Lady of the Hollow Hill, is more intent than ever
on finding the enchanted casket containing her heart. Made immortal
through evil sorcery, she has ruled the land of Hagwood heartlessly for far too long. If someone can discover the lost casket and destroy the beating heart within, her terrible reign will end.
werlings Finnen and Gamaliel — in possession of the golden key that will
unlock the High Lady’s casket — race to find it first. Their quest leads
them to the Pool of the Dead, where the hideous Peg-tooth Meg resides
with her slimy snails and mutated sluglungs. Caught between the armies
of Peg-tooth Meg and the High Lady, Gamaliel and his friends must make a
desperate stand to save the world of Hagwood from the forces of evil.