The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott (paperback)
NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE
"A thrilling, strange and brutally involving debut." Guardian
"A story fantasy-loving young readers may not even know they’ve been waiting for." New York Times
If everything was taken from you, what would you do to get it back?
Agatha patrols the sea wall with pride, despite those in her clan who question her right to be there, because of the condition she was born with.
Jaime is a reluctant Angler, full of self-doubt and afraid of the sea.
When disaster strikes, the pair must embark on a terrifying journey to a land where forgotten magic and dark secrets lurk in every shadow...
Thrilling and dark, yet rich with humour and compassion, this novel marks the debut of a wonderful new voice in fantasy and a welcome new kind of protagonist – perfect for fans of The Girl of Ink and Stars, Garth Nix and Michelle Paver.
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- Reading age : 12+
As featured on BBC Radio 2 on Jo Whiley's Storytime.
"An exciting new fantasy series set in an ancient mythical Scotland laced with dark magic." The Times
"A wild, thrilling and sometimes dark fantasy adventure." The Week Junior
"A gripping, brutal adventure that completely swept me away." Emma Carroll
"A thrilling adventure in a beautifully imagined world. I defy you not to want to follow Agatha to the end of the known world." Frank Cottrell-Boyce
"A page-turner of a book, packing a real punch with its high-level suspense." BookTrust