Every so often something very original, apparently simple and special comes along. That quality of originality is so rare and so vital that the only thing a publisher has to do is to recognise it and act! These are the books you must, must publish. You never know what it is going to be, Northern Lights, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Various, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and now THE INFERIOR...
— David Fickling, PUBLISHER
Alien races are hunting mankind to extinction through the ruins of a vast city. Poisons are everywhere, but a simple rule keeps the survivors going: if it’s intelligent, it’s food – the same species that savour human flesh make good eating themselves.
And then one day, a girl falls out of the sky and lands amongst the tribe. Can she save them from destruction? Or has she brought it with her? One young man, seen by his people as little more than a stuttering imbecile, aims to find out. First, he’ll have to guide the stranger through a fascinating world teeming with ravenous aliens.
THE INFERIOR is the first title in an action-packed trilogy for young adults. The story’s setting cries out to be explored and the struggles and triumphs of its hero and heroine will fill the reader’s daydreams for years to come.
Books II and III of THE BONE TRILOGY are due for delivery in June 2007 and June 2008 respectively.
Peadar O’Guilin grew up in Donegal on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland. His strange short stories have been appearing for years in speculative-fiction magazines and anthologies around the world. His first novel, THE INFERIOR, was published by David Fickling in 2007.