Author David Macphail
Mystery and Thriller
Parvaneh and her brother Nasim have just escaped their violent homeland. Separated from their parents, they end up on a remote Scottish island. Parvaneh tries to be brave, but she is scared. The island is the most alien place she could ever have imagined. She encounters an atmosphere of fear and distrust among the locals. Slowly she begins to realise that it is not directed at her: there are other newcomers here, and they are from a much more distant and frightening place than her own.
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Chapter 1 Eronsay
Parvaneh and her brother Nasim are refugees, recently arrived on the Isle of Eronsay. The local people seem hostile and afraid. Then Parvaneh meets Doctor Phillips, who will soon need her help...
Chapter 2 The Lighthouse
Parvaneh is desperate to help Doctor Phillips, but in looking for her, she learns some strange things about the island’s strangers. Her search takes her to the lighthouse...
Chapter 3 The Gathering
Parvaneh’s search for Doctor Phillips leads her and Nasim on a night-time quest. But who are these beings they witness at a gathering? And what do they want?
Chapter 4 The Key
Montvill is coming, bringing a ruthless army from afar to the shores of Eronsay. Parvaneh must fight to save the inhabitants of her new home, be they human or ‘other’...
Chapter 5 The Shield
It seems as though Montvill is in control, and it is not just the others who are at risk, but all the inhabitants of Eronsay. How can those trying to make a life on the island defend their home?
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