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.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
What a splendid suspenseful book! It was predictable but so engaging, and the author keeps it more on the Thriller side than the pagan side. Totally recommend.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The Tod; yes the dog! Loyal to the end!
Have you listened to any of Peter Hardy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, not yet! Soon will!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There was a realization that ALL involved, no matter who they were, MUST perform their role.