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The Cruel Empress is the fifth and final novel in the W.I.T.C.H. Adventures series. It was written by Lene Kaaberbøl and firt published in Denmark in 2002 by Egmont.[1]

An English version was released in the USA by Hyperion Books for Children in 2005.[2]


When Hay Lin receives an ancient lantern from one of her grandmother's friends, strange things begin to happen. She wanders into a store and finds a magical mirror, and then hears a mysterious call for help.

The other Guardians of the Veil are worried. Together, they try to find out who is trying to contact Hay Lin. To solve the mystery, the Guardians travel through a portal to a city where they face a cruel empress...and an unfulfilled promise.


Guardians of the Veil



  • Also Known as "The Gruesome Empress".


Chen Lin:

Up! Why won't you just get up? There! Now she's flying.

Hay Lin:

It looks beautiful.

Chen Lin:

It certainly does.               

Hay Lin and Chen Lin flying a kite, Chapter 1