The Feral Child Series: The Feral Child

The Feral Child Series: The Feral Child : Book 1

3.76 (246 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.76 (246 ratings by Goodreads)

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'They take human children and leave changelings in their place... stolen children go into the mound and we can't follow.'

Her parents dead, Maddy is sick of living in Ireland, sick of Blarney and sick of her cousin Danny, one of the nastiest people you could meet this side of an Asbo. Mad as hell one evening, she crawls inside the grounds of the castle, the one place she has always been forbidden to go. Once inside, she is chased by a strange feral boy, who she suspects is one of the faerie: cruel, fantastical people who live among humans and exchange local children for their own.
When the boy returns to steal her neighbour Stephen into his world, Maddy and her cousins set off on a terrifying journey into a magical wilderness, determined to bring him back home. To do so, they must face an evil as old as the earth itself...
Che Golden has created a dashing adventure that interweaves Maddy's life in modern-day Ireland with a scintillating magical world.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 139 x 202 x 19mm | 198g
  • Quercus Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857383795
  • 9780857383792
  • 589,503

Review Text

'An exciting adventure story, set in Ireland, combining contemporary life and fantasy' Irish Examiner.
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Review quote

'full of tension and suspense but with no shortage of humour' Children's Books Ireland. * Children's Books Ireland * 'An exciting adventure story, set in Ireland, combining contemporary life and fantasy' Irish Examiner. * Irish Examiner * 'Gripping, mystical and adventurous, young readers will be as hooked as Maddy was the minute she set foot inside that creepy as hell old castle' Irish World. * Irish World * 'This is a strong and accomplished debut novel which, in my eyes, competes with books written by more established authors. It will both capture and captivate all ages' Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books. * Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books *
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About Che Golden

Che Golden spent her childhood between Blarney, Co Cork and London. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa Creative Writing course and worked for a number of years as a journalist and senior reporter in Dublin before running her own Irish ezine. Aside from writing, Che is absolutely passionate about horses and has recently bought a Highland Pony for her two children.
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Rating details

246 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 25% (62)
4 38% (93)
3 27% (67)
2 7% (18)
1 2% (6)
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