'In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I'd been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I'd been mildly impressed with my ability to cope.'
A gripping fantasy set on the shifting boundary between what is real and what is legend. Can Ellie discover a power she never knew she possessed?
At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her essay deadline. Until everything changes.
In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.
Karen Healey is an exciting new author whose debut YA novel, Guardian of the Dead, is a no-holds-barred paranormal thriller. Karen, a New Zealander living in Australia, is writing a dissertation on American superhero comics. She likes World of Warcraft, movies about cheerleading, and tripartite sentences. This is her first novel.
Long-listed Davitt Crime Writer's Awards 2012 AU; Short-listed New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction 2011 NZ; Short-listed Inky Awards 2010 AU; Short-listed Australian Shadow Awards 2010 AU; Winner Aurealis Awards, Young Adult Novel 2010 AU
A & U Children
14 - 18
Children's, Teenage & educational