ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Quin is the son of a family of Callers - people who can summon whatever they and the community desire. The gift is much prized on Elipsom, and Quin is expected to follow the family tradition, but he cannot Call anything, no matter how hard he tries. Haunted by dreams and his failure to live up to expectations, he discovers that he has a different talent - he makes things disappear. But it's when he wakes up in the country on the other side of his world that he has always been told is blasted and forsaken, and realises that Calling is stealing from Evantra, then his true talent is revealed, and the true dangers of Calling… A well-paced and enjoyable fantasy adventure with promises of more to come, and with interesting underlying philosophical and environmental concepts, perfect for middle to upper primary readers. Lindy
Kiah Thomas started telling stories when she was a kid; reimagining the endings in books she read. She rediscovered her love of kids books when she had children of her own, and started writing beginnings as well as endings. Kiah is passionate about books that kids and adults can enjoy together. She lives on the south coast of NSW with her husband, three children and at least seven stuffed toy penguins.