From Costa Award-shortlisted author Nicholas Bowling
comes a tale of adventure, myth and music to make your heart sing
'Cast its spell over me from the first page ... it really
is my perfect book.' Jasbinder Bilan, author of ASHA
& THE SPIRIT BIRD
'Nicholas Bowling is a thrilling writer.' THE
Oran lives on Little Drum, where music is everything. Every islander
has a birth instrument and a life song - and the ancestors,
called ghasts, linger to hear the music.
But when the Duchess arrives from the mainland bringing orders
of silence, she threatens the ghasts' existence, the very soul of
When Oran hears of a mythical instrument with the power to manipulate
hearts, she brings her ghast best friend, Alick, on a quest
to find it, play it, and change the Duchess's mind ...
From the author of the Costa Children's Book Award-shortlisted
In the Shadow of the Heroes comes a thrilling
Celtic-inspired fantasy adventure.
The adventure and magic of Neil Gaiman's Stardust
with a Hebridean-inspired fantasy setting and lovable
characters reminiscent of Pixar's Brave.
A story about how music has the power to reveal, to inspire,
and to bind people together.
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 154 x 23 mm