Author(s): Peadar O'Guilin
In a world where teenagers are trained for the most horrific three minutes of their lives - The Call - Nessa and Anto both survived theirs, but fate has a cruel way of rewarding them.
Nessa is branded a traitor, no-one believes that someone like her could survive the three minutes. She's thrown in prison and eventually sent where all traitors are sentback to the horror of the Greylands...but this time theres no way home. Anto, with his giant, disfigured arm, is packed off out of the way to join the militia.
The fight is on to prevent the creeping and evil magic of the Sidhe that seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Ireland is being invaded and the enemy are building their army from the very people defending it, it's a bloodbath. However, Anto cant get Nessa off his mind, he knows in his heart she's innocent and he'll go to any length to rescue her.
The final chapter in this thrilling and fast-paced adventure, with the power of true love at its very core.
`Dark and brutal...its power is undeniable' Frank Cottrell-Boyce; `The most original, creepy, pacy and brilliant [YA read]' Non Pratt; `A brilliantly compelling adventure' The Bookseller
PEADAR O'GUILIN is a powerful and original new voice in fiction but has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. He attended the same boarding school as James Joyce in Co. Kildare and since then, he has written plays, published short stories, and performed as a stand-up comedian. Language, landscape and the history of ancient Ireland are important themes for Peadar and after brief forays living in Milan and Venice he returned to his native Ireland and now lives just outside Dublin.