Catherine Fisher

Darkhenge
  • Darkhenge

  • Catherine Fisher

    Rob's sister Chloe lies in a coma after a riding accident, trapped in a forest of dreams between life and death. But when a dark druid shape-shifts his way into Rob's life, despair turns to hope. Because the druid knows the way through the Unworld, where he claims Chloe is imprisoned. Could the ominous black ring of timbers slowly emerging from a secret archaeological dig hold the key to rescuing her? And will Chloe want to be rescued from a world where the landscapes of story merge and blur, and she has the chance to be Queen? Catherine Fisher's new novel combines a fascinating exploration of Celtic myth with a modern quest for understanding. Where is the land of the imagination? And if we found our way would we ever want to come back?

Born in Newport, Catherine Fisher gained a B-ed at the University of Wales and became a primary school teacher. She has written poetry and a number of novels for young people. Both her poems and novels have won awards, including the Welsh Arts Council Young Writers' Prize 1989, the Cardiff International Poetry Competition 1989 and the Tir na n'Og Prize 1995, and she was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize in 1990. Darkhenge has been long listed for the Carnegie Medal.