Winner of the CBI Bisto Children's Book of the Year Award 2001
Beguilers. There is a dire warning never to peep out at them. There are stories of people who succumbed to their voices and walked out into the night, never to be seen again. But Rilka, frustrated by the culture of her people, is determined to catch a Beguiler and solve the mystery of their existence and so she embarks on an adventure that will change her life, and the lives of those around her, for ever.
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'An unusual alternate-world fantasy, rich in mystery and subtle connections' - Kirkus
'This is another original creation, an exciting and thought-provoling read which will grip the attention of the reader and not let go' (The School Librarian)
'Powerful and very readable - Thompson has created a very believable culture in which to set this coming of age story' (Children's Books in Ireland)