Nicola McDonagh : Whisper Gatherers (Extract)

Whisper Gatherers (Extract)

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Fantasy, Fiction

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Sci-fi/Dystopian/Action Adventure, Patrick Ness, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, Ursula K. Le Guin

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Print Length

111 pages




Nicola McDonagh

Publication Date

May 31 2015



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This is an Extract from the Thrilling Sci-fi/Dystopian series - The Song of Forgetfulness.

NotSoGreatBritAlbion is a land ravaged by famine and disease. Animal life is all but extinct and people are scattered, living in dread of the evil Agros that rule what is left of the human race - except for those who inhabit Cityplace. Here, in this sterile metropolis lives a unique girl with a special power. She is Adara – catcher of birds.

I’m Adara. I’ve got six fingers on each hand.

And a secret I cannot share.

There is a rustling in the wind.

Lights beyond the boundary fence.

A sign of Agro threat.

A murmur haunts Cityplace.

Something is coming.

When Agros cut food supplies and the special children start to go missing, hunger brings starving outcasts from the Wilderness to the gates of Adara’s quiet world. So begins the fight to save her home and family from a savage and terrifying force.

Does Adara have the courage and strength to use her special powers and find her missing bro? Or will the Agros join forces with the cannibal Carnies and destroy the peaceful folk of Cityplace, and beyond?

Editorial Reviews

“If you like action, and science fiction then you’ll appreciate one of the first books EVER that gives you high powered adrenalin with chilling revelations of utter suspense! This book is amazing to read and you will not want to put it down!” - Elizabeth Goldberg

“The author does a great job of drawing you in with her futuristic descriptions, at times it felt like I was watching a movie, that’s how enthralled I was with the book.” - Carol Cassada

“The central character has a convincing mixture of wilfulness and self-deprecation, and the imagined world is sufficiently complex to provoke thought and wonder. Nice to know that there are further episodes to pursue. A good read.” - Marshy

“There's danger, humour, pathos, and lots of fast-paced action that makes this book a very exciting read.” - Michael

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