Author(s): Liz Hyder
Life in Bearmouth is one of hard labour, and reward will come in the next life with the benevolence of the Mayker. Newt accepts everything - that is, until Devlin arrives. Devlin starts to force Newt to ask questions, to look around, to wonder if the rules are divine or simply a way of keeping everyone under control. In this powerful and brilliantly original debut novel, friendship creates strength, courage is hard-won and hope is the path to freedom.