Our review of the day is by resident Sorceress of Fantasy, Michele Fry of Scholar’s Blog. Michele reads and reviews Fantasy titles for children and adults almost every day of the week. She’s also on the Cybils nominating committee for the, believe it or not, Fantasy category!
Charles Butler’s brand new book, The Lurkers, is a disturbing tale of a group of strange and dangerous beings who have no physical presence in our world, apart from one, named Galder, who is only half in our world. When Verity sees a weird semi-visible figure near her brother John one day, her brother tells her that it is only Galder, who is a harmless Lurker. John likes Galder, who gives him everything he wants whether it’s a bigger bedroom, Bristol Rovers winning a football semi-final 6-1 against Chelsea, or a host of school friends visiting and praising John.
However, the Lurkers are far from harmless; they feed on the human imagination and Galder is using John’s brilliant young mind to become more solid and independent. Galder and his fellow alien beings intend to take over the minds of humanity, so they starting infecting people with the belief that the End Is Nigh in order to take control of them. Only Verity can stand against the Lurkers…
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