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March 2013 Book of the Month A sophisticated and complex novel told in different voices, this interweaves a contemporary family story with a haunting story of another world – the place where the elven folk live. As a newly formed family gather in an old family house in the isolated village of Hopesay Edge, strange things begin to happen. Teenage Lissy is trying to find some freedom while her mother struggles to keep her safe from the Hidden, elven folk with magical powers which threatens to draw her away. From the moment Lissy meets a strange boy as she steps off a train, she is fighting for her life. Katy Moran blends magic and reality with an effortless ease that makes the former alarmingly credible.
Folktale and thriller are brilliantly interwoven in this fast-paced novel. The mysterious boy who Lissy encounters at a deserted train station acts like he has known her all her life. Unnerved by his unnatural beauty, she sets about uncovering the dark secret of the village of Hopesay Edge. The boy, Larkspur, is a member of the Hidden, an ancient group of elven people and Lissy quickly finds herself fighting to escape from a powerful elven magic. A bargain has been made that cannot be broken, and if the Hidden catch Lissy now, they will never let her go. This is a gripping and fast-paced thriller based on traditional folklore. Family ties and loyalty are tested in the compelling fifth novel from the critically acclaimed Katy Moran.
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Praise for Bloodline:
As well as powerful story-telling, care and attention is paid to recreating everything from patterns of speech to a whole way of life - Publishing News
|Publication date:||7th March 2013|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Katy Moran was born in Cambridge and studied for a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Novel Writing at Manchester University. She worked in publishing for many years before writing her first historical novel, Bloodline which was published to critical acclaim. She has since written two more historical novels: Bloodline Rising and Spirit Hunter. Her fourth novel, Dangerous to Know was set in the present day. She lives in Ludlow, Shropshire with her husband and two sons. Q&A with Katy Moran 1. Essa is a powerful and incredibly brave character who stays with you ...More About Katy Moran
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