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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, in The Ghosts Of Nothing by Cecily Walters, Nelly finds her grandmother in a catatonic state and is offered a cure by otherworldly trespassers, but is the price of the deal too high?
The Ghosts Of Nothing
The people of the town of Nothing believe that it is haunted, but sixteen-year-old Nelly Morighan is skeptical, and for good reason. Local people blame her “cursed” family for all their ghostly troubles and do their most to make Nelly’s daily life a living hell.
One night, Nelly sees an odd light sneaking through the farm’s abandoned house, so she decides to investigate and finds… fairies!
After this discovery, Nelly’s grandma is catatonic, and the otherworldy trespassers are offering a cure, but at a terrible price. It just so happens, Nelly is a rare find for the fae. And the shocking explanation is hidden in a past that only the dead can remember.
With clear love and knowledge of traditional Irish folklore and traditions, Cecily Walters delivers a plot that is big on suspense, tension and surprise, with her plausible and relatable protagonist, Nelly, at the centre.
The Ghosts of Nothing is the first instalment of a planned series and is a perfect read in the run-up to Halloween, or a great gift idea for readers of fantasy fiction.
Cecily Walters wrote her first book when she was twelve, an 88 page novella about a girl who could fly like Peter Pan, and has loved fantasy and storytelling ever since.
An award winning screenwriter, Cecily was behind the short film, The Monster Within directed by Ghislain Ouellet, and the head writer of the game Away: The Survival Series.
When she isn’t writing, she readers fairy stories as the YouTuber Scary Fairy Godmother, weaving an atmosphere of magic and mystery for her enthusiastic viewers. You can support the author’s work by joining her YouTube channel or becoming a monthly contributor to her Patreon page.
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