March 09, 2015

Dark Company: Book Launch (Toronto)

Award-winning Author

Natale Ghent

whose children's and YA books include

Against All Odds (HarperCollins, 2011)
The Odds Get Even (HarperCollins, 2010)
Gravity Brings Me Down (Doubleday Canada, 2009)
The Book of Living and Dying (HarperCollins, 2006)

will be launching 
her newest young adult book

Dark Company
Doubleday Canada
304 pp.
Ages 12+


Saturday March 28, 2015

8 p.m. - 12 a.m.


Junction Craft Brewing
90 Cawthra Avenue
Suite 101
(Keele-St.Clair area)

Having not yet read Dark Company (though I have it on my to-be-read pile as I type this), I thought I'd share the synopsis from Penguin RandomHouse's website.  Tell me if this doesn't get you uncomfortably curious:

Natale Ghent brings us an engrossing fantasy set in the near-future about the war between two worlds and a girl pitted in the battle of good and evil. 
     Seventeen-year old Caddy is haunted by visions of global destruction. They come on like seizures, taking her to a desolate place where dispossessed souls struggle to be heard. It is one possible future--one she feels she must prevent. But in a world where food and money are scarce, and the struggle over resources between the continents is escalating toward war, Caddy has little hope. 
    When her father goes missing, she searches for him and is abducted into a cabalistic society called The Dreamers--visionaries who "dream" to sustain the light against the dark energies that threaten to take over the planet. Caddy is shepherded into the society by a high school classmate called Poe, and through him, uncovers long-hidden truths about herself and her father. 
    The situation darkens when Caddy learns that the dreamers are hunted and killed by an ancient order known as the Grey Men--a cult dedicated to eradicating the light to assist a demonic entity they call The Speaker. By killing the dreamers, the Grey Men open rifts in the light that allow The Speaker to seed evil and darkness on the earth plane with the ultimate goal of destroying the planet. Things become more complicated when Meg, a girl from Caddy's high school, who has been ushered into this other reality, clashes with Caddy to supress the forces of light and to try to win back Poe's heart.
    As she falls deeper and deeper into the world of the dreamers, Caddy discovers layers of deceit and treachery realizes it's up to her to find a way to overcome the dark and prevent the light from being extinguished forever. . .
Retrieved from Penguin Random House on March 9, 2015.

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