This supernatural thriller for young adults - which Publishers Weekly described as both "superbly crafted" and "utterly riveting" - pits Nathaniel, 15 and a newcomer to the town of Cheshunt against feral dogs, strange smells, emotionless, robot-like adults, fascistic school monitors, and a demonic high school principal. There is an evil power behind "the gathering", and, although still in mourning for his father, Nathaniel is called to lead the forces of light against those of darkness. Peter Hardy adds his gritty, eerie tone to the work of Isabelle Carmody, who has received numerous awards for her fiction for younger and older readers.
©2001 Isobelle Carmody; (P)Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
"The suspense never slackens, and the resolutions of the many conflicts are powerfully wrought." (Publishers Weekly)
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