“Ancient sorcery and wild magic clash in this thrilling tale which explores love, loss, and the power of friendship.” – Katherine Langrish, author of From Spare Oom to War Drobe
“A gripping, morally-complex fantasy by one of my favourite YA writers. Philip Womack deserves to be much more widely read.” – Meg Rosoff, author of The Great Godden
“A magical tale of malevolence, which spirits readers away on a journey through history and mystery.” Pet O’Connell, The Echo
“Fans of Sarah Maria Griffin’s Other Words for Smoke will enjoy this darkly glittering and malevolently magical tale of found family, betrayal and power.” – Paper Lanterns
“If you’re looking for a gripping adventure with a supernatural edge, this is just the ticket.” – CityKids
16-year-old orphan Tom is not looking forward to having to stay at his boarding school over the summer. So when he gets a mysterious letter from his uncle, whom he has never met, inviting him to visit his farm in Suffolk for the holidays, Tom jumps at the chance.
However, he quickly realises something is menacing Mundham farm: but does it come from outside, or from within?
Who or what are the Samdhya, the supernatural people described in the old handwritten diaries Tom finds in his uncle’s house?
As Tom starts to uncover the truth, he is confronted with a stark choice: on the one hand, infinite power; on the other, freedom. Which will he choose?