This River Awakens

This River Awakens

Summary

A time to escape
Twelve-year-old Owen Brand and his family move to Middlecross, a riverside town in rural Canada, hoping to leave poverty and unhappiness behind.

A time for innocence
Owen meets three local boys, and they soon form an inseparable band. Over the summer holidays they create their own world, a place apart from the adults who watch over them. Owen also grows close to Jennifer, a fascinating but deeply troubled girl.

And a time to grow up
Then the gang stumble across a body in the river – a discovery with unimaginable consequences for them and the town, from which there is no going back.

Reviews

  • Wonderfully and intimately evoked...a writer of real imaginative force and breadth.
    Paul Binding, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

About the author

Steven Erikson

Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson is the author of the landmark, multi-volume epic fantasy, 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen', which has been hailed 'a masterwork of the imagination'. The first novel in this astonishing ten-book series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. He has also written a number of novellas set in the same world. Forge of Darkness begins the Kharkanas Trilogy - a series which takes readers back to the origins of the Malazan world - and Fall of Light continues this epic tale. A lifelong science fiction reader, he has also written fiction affectionately parodying a long-running SF TV series and, most recently, a novel of first contact, Rejoice! Steven Erikson lives in Victoria, Canada.
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