Thirteen-year-old James is desperate to escape a life ruled by his violent stepfather, whom he blames for his mother’s death.
When he discovers a homeless ex-soldier in an abandoned house, the course of his life changes forever. Pursued by a band of travellers, the pair embark on a dangerous journey together desperate to find a ‘cure’ for a dark curse inflicted on the man.
Little do they know that what they discover will impact them both in ways they never imagined…
This is a gripping, magical and haunting story about loss and hope, perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and David Almond.