David Fickling, 2016
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Peadar Ó Guilín grew up in North West Ireland and after brief forays living in Milan and Venice, now lives just outside Dublin. He has written plays, published short stories, and performed as a stand-up comedian. In 2007, Peadar published his first novel, The Inferior. His fantasy and science fiction short stories have appeared in numerous venues, including Black Gate magazine and an anthology celebrating the best of the iconic Weird Tales.
On her birthday, Nessa finds out the terrible truth about her home in Ireland – the truth that will change her future forever.
That she and her friends must train for the most dangerous three minutes of their lives: THE CALL.
That any day now, without warning, they will each wake in a terrifying land, alone and hunted, with a one in ten chance of returning alive.
And it is Nessa, more than anyone, who is going to need every ounce of the guts, wit, and sheer spirit she was born with, if she – and the nation – are to survive.
Peadar’s name is pronounced ‘Padder Oh Gilleen’
The Call was inspired by the beautiful northwest of Ireland where he grew up.
He is currently working on a sequel to it.
Grace from Prince Henrys Grammar School:
Phoebe from King James's School:
Emily from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:
Frankie from Allerton High School:
Tessa from Cardinal Heenan:
Chloe from Prince Henry's grammar school:
Katarina from Prince Henry's Grammar School:
Millie from King james's:
Ciara from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School:
Arthur from King James's School:
cameron from leeds city acedemy :
Cameron from Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School: