The fantasy book of the year. - Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis FowlA novel that truly stands apart for its originality and relevance... a book about words, about language, about their power to civilise - and, in the wrong hands, to abuse and dehumanise. - The Irish TimesAn electric sci-fi novel with a strong ecological and moral stance. - The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Book
Patricia Forde has written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She lives with one husband, two teenagers, and a dog called Ben in a house in the middle of a small wood in Galway, Ireland. In her spare time she collects vintage children's books and reads them late into the night.