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The Invasion

Peadar O'Guilin



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David Fickling
01 March 2018
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is the sequel to one of my picks for 2017 (The Call) and is every bit as inventive and fastly-paced. It starts with Nessa on her way to join her love, Anto, but before she reaches him, she is arrested and thrown into a horrifying prison. Her crime? Surviving the Call - or pretending she did, according to the authorities, because how can a cripple like her survive when so many fine fit teenagers didn't? As a traitor, her chances of surviving her own people are worse than surviving the inventive tortures of the Sidhe… Meanwhile, pacifist Anto has been co-opted into the military defending regions from the increasing incursions of the Sidhe (who have a gruesome and terrifying 'new' way of fighting). He knows Nessa is innocent, but how can he convince those in power? 14+ Lindy Jones


In a world where teenagers are trained for the most horrific three minutes of their livesThe CallNessa and Anto both survived theirs, but fate has a cruel way of rewarding them.

Nessa is branded a traitor, no-one believes that someone like her could survive the three minutes. Shes thrown in prison and eventually sent where all traitors are sentback to the horror of the Greylands... but this time theres no way home.

Anto, with his giant, disfigured arm, is packed off out of the way to join the militia. The fight is on to prevent the creeping and evil magic of the Sidhe that seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Ireland is being invaded and the enemy are building their army from the very people defending it, its a bloodbath. However, Anto cant get Nessa off his mind, he knows in his heart shes innocent and hell go to any length to rescue her.

The final chapter in this thrilling and fast-paced adventure, with the power of true love at its very core.
By:   Peadar O'Guilin
Imprint:   David Fickling
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781910989647
ISBN 10:   1910989649
Pages:   364
Publication Date:   01 March 2018
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PEADAR O'GUILIN is a powerful and original new voice in fiction but has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. He attended the same boarding school as James Joyce in Co. Kildare and since then, he has written plays, published short stories, and performed as a stand-up comedian. Language, landscape and the history of ancient Ireland are important themes for Peadar and after brief forays living in Milan and Venice he returned to his native Ireland and now lives just outside Dublin. Peadar.org; @TheCallYA

Reviews for The Invasion

Praise for THE CALL: 'Perfect for Game of Thrones fans' BuzzFeed; 'Wildly imaginative and will appeal to Hunger Games fans' Daily Mail; 'Fresh, fun and very, very nasty' Juno Dawson; `Dark and brutal...its power is undeniable' Frank Cottrell-Boyce; 'The most original, creepy, pacy and brilliant [YA read]' Non Pratt ; 'A brilliantly compelling adventure' The Bookseller

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