There is but one law: eat or be eaten. Stopmouth and his family know of no other life than the daily battle to survive. To live they must hunt rival species, or negotiate flesh-trade with those who crave meat of the freshest human kind. It is a savage, desperate existence. And for Stopmouth, considered slow-witted hunt-fodder by his tribe, the future looks especially bleak. But then, on the day he is callously betrayed by his brother, a strange and beautiful woman falls from the sky. It is a moment that will change his destiny, and that of all humanity, forever. With echoes of Tarzan, Conan and the Truman Show, Peadar O Guilin's debut is an action and ideas packed blockbuster that will challenge your perceptions of humanity and leave you hungry for more.
- Paperback | 440 pages
- 129 x 198 x 27mm | 309g
- 30 Apr 2013
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Corgi Childrens
- London, United Kingdom
About Peadar O' Guilin
Peadar O Guilin has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. One of his school reports claimed that he had "a talent for communication, which he abuse[d]." Since then, he has written plays, published short stories and performed as a standup comedian. He has taken part in a project to translate the Linux operating system into Irish and is fluent in French and Italian. Peadar lives in Dublin where he works for a giant computer company. You can learn more about Peadar's published work on his web-site: www.frozenstories.com. Come and visit!
"This is a stark, dark tale, written with great energy and confidence and some arresting reflections on human nature." TES 20070907 "Rollicking adventure" Dublin Evening Herald 20070915 "The Inferior is an enjoyable debut novel from a clearly talented author. An intriguingly harsh Darwinian story of life struggling to survive in the face of the environment, this book is different enough from a lot of recent SF&F [sci-fi and fantasy] to make a vivid impression on the reader and leave them wanting more." thewertzone.blogspot.com 20070902 "The Inferior is unflinchingly gory and deserves much credit for not sugar-coating its issues." SFX Magazine 20071001 "A truly original story with characters you could read all day." thebookswede.blogspot.com 20070812