A mystical tale from the multi-award-winning author of The Switchers Trilogy
and The New Policeman
There is a dire warning never to peep out at them. There are stories of people who succumbed to their voices and walked out into the night, never to be seen again. But Rilka, frustrated by the culture of her people, is determined to catch a Beguiler and solve the mystery of their existence and so she embarks on an adventure that will change her life, and the lives of those around her, for ever.
This novel confirms Kate Thompson's position as a writer of rare imagination and power.
Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today for she is a born storyteller, highly original and thought provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, three years ago, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments.
Kate is a multi-award winning author and the only author to win the Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award four times.
This is another original creation, an exciting and thought-provoking read which will grip the attention of the reader and not let go,Powerful and very readable - Thompson has created a very believable culture in which to set this coming of age story,Kate Thompson writes with marvellous and magical ease'