Song of the Far Isles



From Costa Award-shortlisted author Nicholas Bowling

comes a tale of adventure, myth and music to make your heart sing


'Cast its spell over me from the first page ... it really

is my perfect book.' Jasbinder Bilan, author of ASHA


'Nicholas Bowling is a thrilling writer.' THE


Oran lives on Little Drum, where music is everything. Every islander

has a birth instrument and a life song - and the ancestors,

called ghasts, linger to hear the music.

But when the Duchess arrives from the mainland bringing orders

of silence, she threatens the ghasts' existence, the very soul of

the community.

When Oran hears of a mythical instrument with the power to manipulate

hearts, she brings her ghast best friend, Alick, on a quest

to find it, play it, and change the Duchess's mind ...

From the author of the Costa Children's Book Award-shortlisted

In the Shadow of the Heroes comes a thrilling

Celtic-inspired fantasy adventure.

The adventure and magic of Neil Gaiman's Stardust

with a Hebridean-inspired fantasy setting and lovable

characters reminiscent of Pixar's Brave.

A story about how music has the power to reveal, to inspire,

and to bind people together.