Bartholomew Kettle won't live long. Changelings never do. The child of a human mother and a faery father, he is despised by both his races. But one day Bartholomew suddenly finds himself at the centre of a web of intrigue and danger that spans the entire country. Something is coming, but when you're a changeling there's nowhere to run... A brilliantly written steampunk fantasy novel from a dazzling new young literary talent. Ages: 9+
Only 19 years of age, Stefan Bachmann is a prodigy. He attends the Zurich Conservatory where he is studying composition. As well as writing novels and writing music, he plays the organ, piano, violin, recorder, and harmonica. THE PECULIAR is his debut novel, and he has composed music to accompany it.