For readers of Cormac McCarthy and Justin Cronin, this is the story of one family's battle for survival in a world where evil has already won. As they fight their way across a dying land, Shay and Cass will do anything to keep their daughter, Hope, alive. The family faces unimaginable dangers as they try to stay together, and stay alive, long enough to reach safety. But when the heart of a dragon starts to beat in Hope's chest, they fear they'll lose her to a battle they can't possibly help her win . . .
Critically acclaimed author Peter Higgins has written a richly evocative post-apocalyptic fantasy novel about how, even in the darkest of times, we have so much to lose.
"Art" emphatically includes fantasy. At least, it does when the fantasy is as exceptional as this [THE WOLFHOUND CENTURY trilogy] - Guardian
the surprises keep on coming ... but quietly and subtly, like a dreaded knock on the door of an apartment in a brutalist concrete tower block in the dead of night [THE WOLFHOUND CENTURY trilogy] - Independent
Well-paced action... This world of a totalitarian state pitted against equally extremist revolutionaries is gripping... a solid page-turner [THE WOLFHOUND CENTURY trilogy] - The Sun
Like vintage China Mieville, but with all the violent narrative thriller drive of Ian Fleming at his edgiest [THE WOLFHOUND CENTURY trilogy]
Peter Higgins read English at Oxford University and Queen's, Ontario. He was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford and worked in the British Civil Service. His short stories have appeared in Fantasy: Best of the Year 2007, Best New Fantasy 2, Asimov's Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, Zahir and Revelation, and in Russian translation in the St Petersburg magazine Esli. His first novel was the acclaimed Wolfhound Century. He lives with his family in South Wales.