Three gods created the earth, but one turned to darkness. Now two boys stand in the way of his immortality.
On Earth, the Wisdom family has always striven to be more normal than normal. But Simon Wisdom, the youngest child, is far from normal: he can see the souls of the dead. And now the ghosts of children are begging him to help them, as they face something worse than death. The only problem is, he doesn't know how.
In a far-away land of magic and legends, Matyas has dragged himself up from the gutter and inveigled his way into the Wizards' college. In time, he will become more powerful than all of them - but will his quest blind him to the needs of others? For Matyas can also hear the children crying.
But neither can save the children alone, for the child eater is preying on two worlds . . .
A bold new step for Pollack . . . a multi-layered tale of growing up and self-discovery that also happens to have a horrific supernatural terror as its central focus - Starburst
One of this year's Do Not Miss books. Five stars, and it earns every one of them - Over the Effing Rainbow
A beautiful, fantastically constructed novel with some truly excellent character work . . . Pollack's first novel in over a decade really is worth picking up - Intellectus Speculativus
Rachel Pollack (1945 - )
Rachel Pollack was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. She is well known as a science fiction author, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot. She has been a great influence on the women's spirituality movement and on women's SF. She won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1989 with Unquenchable Fire and the World Fantasy Award in 1997 with Godmother Night. She has also been shortlisted for the Nebula Award and for the James Tiptree, Jr Memorial Award twice. Rachel Pollack lives in New York.
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