Thursday, 5 May 2011

Peadar Ó Guilín's THE DESERTER is now on sale

The Deserter, the sequel to Peadar Ó Guilín's excellent 2007 debut The Inferior and the second in The Bone World Trilogy, is released today in the UK. I haven't had a chance to get round to it yet, but if it's half as good as the first book, it'll likely be one of the highlights of the year, so it should be well worth a look.

The humans are weak and vulnerable. Soon the beasts that share their stone-age world will kill and eat them. To save his tribe, Stopmouth must make his way to the Roof, the mysterious hi-tech world above the surface.

But the Roof has its own problems. The nano technology that controls everything from the environment to the human body is collapsing. A virus has already destroyed the Upstairs, sending millions of refugees to seek shelter below. And now a rebellion against the Commission, organized by the fanatical Religious, is about to break.

Hunted by the Commission’s Elite Agents through the overcrowded, decaying city of the future, Stopmouth must succeed in a hunt of his own: to find the secret power hidden in the Roof’s computerized brain, and return to his people before it is too late.

Peadar Ó Guilín has followed his extraordinary debut The Inferior with an equally original and pulse-racing sequel in which human primitivism collides with futuristic technology.


Anonymous said...

These look interesting. I just placed an order for both books on Amazon UK. The international shipping is more than the price of the books and I just used a currency calculator to find out that I paid a total of $41 for two paperbacks in case anyone in the U.S. was having similar ideas.

James said...

I was wondering when that was going to be out. Read The Inferior a couple years ago and thought it was pretty good, but not exactly the sort of good that makes me keep on top of it.


You can order the first book from the US Amazon for like thirteen dollars in hardcover.

The new one is another matter. I wonder if and when it will be coming out here in the US...

Anonymous said...

The inferior was and still is one of my favourite books I'm about to go right now and but the deserter I think is going to be a wonderful story just like the inferior. I love it.