"Echoes of David Almond's Skellig in Wallis's beautifully written debut...Profound and moving" The Financial Times "Beautifully written in smooth, elegant prose...I felt utterly surrounded by the story as I read...I wanted it to go on forever." BookBag "If you loved Skellig by David Almond, then this is the book for you." Serendipity Reviews "The chief villain is fantastically creepy...fast-paced" SFX "exciting, compelling, thought-provoking...an absolute joy to read." BZFB "A staggering debut..." Writing From The Tub "Intense, dark, brooding and highly adventurous. To me it screamed Neil Gaiman." Fiction Fascination The House on the Hill has been abandoned for as long as James can remember. So when he discovers Webster, a drifter, hiding there, he's instantly curious about the story behind the homeless man. What is he running from? Afflicted by a dark curse, Webster is no longer who he used to be. But there is said to be a cure and it might just be that by helping Webster, James will find some solace of his own. Together they embark on a journey, not knowing that what they discover will impact them both in ways they never imagined...A gripping and haunting story about loss and hope, perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and David Almond.