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The Callers

Kiah Thomas

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HARPER360
04 May 2022

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


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'Beautiful, big-hearted and so original -- I fell in love with this book.' - Amie Kaufman, NYT bestselling author of The World Between Blinks
CALLERS CAN CONJURE ANYTHING OUT OF THIN AIR. BUT WHAT IF THE THINGS DON'T COME FROM NOTHING? WHAT IF THEY'RE TAKEN FROM . . . SOMEONE ELSE?

In the world of Elipsom, the ability to Call, or summon objects, is a coveted skill. And yet despite being born into a family of Callers, Quin doesn't have the gift.

But everything changes when instead of summoning an object, Quin makes something disappear. He quickly discovers that the objects Callers bring into their world aren't conjured at all, but are taken from another land, and another people who have had their lives slowly stolen from them.

Now Quin must team up with Allie, a girl who's determined to stop this unjust practice, and decide whether he should remain loyal to his family, or betray them-and save the world.

From dazzling newcomer Kiah Thomas comes an arresting, fast-paced and thought-provoking adventure about the consequences of wanting more than we need.

PRAISE FOR THE CALLERS

'Lush and dazzling, this enchanting fantasy whisks you away to an inventive world, full of intrigue and adventure. The Callers is captivating to the very end.' - Rhiannon Williams, Ampersand Prize-winning author of the Narroway Trilogy

'Don't we all want to believe we are forces for good and we carry within us some unknown magic power? Beautifully told and engaging and just thrilling. What a great story.' - Printz Honor-winning author Garret Weyr

'a thoughtful, nuanced fantasy adventure.' - Books + Publishing
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Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   160g
ISBN:   9781460762141
ISBN 10:   1460762142
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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