Dylan has escaped a horrific train crash unscathed. Except she hasn’t. The bleak landscape around her isn’t Scotland. It’s a wasteland haunted by wraiths searching for human souls. And the stranger waiting for her isn’t an ordinary boy. Tristan is a Ferryman, tasked with transporting her soul safely to the afterlife, a journey he’s made a thousand times before.
Except this time, something’s different. Torn between love and destiny, Dylan realizes she can’t let Tristan go, nor can she stay with him. Eventually, inevitably, the wraiths would capture her soul and she would be lost forever.
This book is suitable for young adults over 14 years old.
Ferryman is a thought-provoking and truly original story of a love that refuses to be limited by death.
Claire McFall is a writer and a teacher who lives and works in the Scottish Borders. Her first book, Ferryman, won a Scottish Children’s Book Award, was long-listed for the Branford Boase Award and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She is also the author of dystopian thriller Bombmaker and paranormal thriller Black Cairn Point, winner of the inaugural Scottish Teenage Book Prize.