Silver Skin

By Joan Lennon

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Sci fi meets prehistory in this extraordinary story of a time-travelling boy from the future who accidentally ends up in Neolithic Scotland.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Skara Brae, Orkney, during the Neolithic period. The sun is dying, crops are failing and the local inhabitants fear that the end of the world is near. When a strange boy appears from nowhere, dressed in an odd silver suit - his 'silver skin' - the community is thrown into confusion. Who is he, where is he from, and why has he come? Is he a selkie or seal person, a mythical being believed to have magical powers? For Cait, herself an outsider in the community, the boy, Rab, arouses a strange fascination as she finds herself strangely drawn towards him. For Voy, the Old Woman, Rab represents the only hope for the sun's regeneration, but only if his silver skin is burnt in a huge sacrificial blaze. As the pyre is built, Rab must fight for his life if he is ever to be able to return to his own time. And if he succeeds, what will be the fate of the islanders he will leave behind?

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 27 May 2015
SKU 9781780272849-grouped
Number of Pages 208

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'Refreshingly original', 'Fascinating, absorbing and exciting to read.' - Bookbag; 'a fabulous read' - The Bookwitch; 'This isn't just a GOOD book - it's a VERY GOOD book', 'This really is a book which satisfies on a great many levels' - Sue Purkiss, A Very Big Blog Adventure; 'Joan Lennon spins a damn good yarn' - Electric Eclectic

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