Set in a future society where climate change has affected the world physically and socially, Kate's wonderful new novel features many of the characters readers have come to love. With the floodwaters rising and the shape of the Irish landscape changed forever JJ Liddy's sons, Aidan and Donal have set themselves up as part of an elite governing army. But as the society runs out of provisions and the situation worsens for everyone their only hope for saving civilisation lies in Tir Na Nog - the magical and mysterious land of eternal youth . . .
Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today for she is a born storyteller, highly original and thought provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, three years ago, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments. Kate is the only author to win the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award four times - in 2002 for The Beguilers, in 2003 for The Alchemist's Apprentice, in 2004 for Annan Water and in 2006 for The New Policeman. The New Policeman also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2005, the Whitbread Book Award Children's category 2005, the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards in March 2006 and has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. The Last of the High Kings was shortlisted for the 2008 Children's Books Ireland Bisto Award. Her latest teen novel, Creature of the Night was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize, the Irish Book Awards, the Bisto Award and the Lancashire Book Aw