Riverkeep (Prebound)

By Martin Stewart

Turtleback Books, 9780606401005, 416pp.

Publication Date: July 4, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/25/2016)
Paperback (7/4/2017)
Hardcover (7/26/2016)
CD-Audio (7/26/2016)

List Price: 21.80*
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A breathtaking literary adventure, perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Neil Gaiman, andThe Wizard of Oz
The Danek is a wild, treacherous river, and Wull Fobisher's family has tended it for generations clearing it of ice and weed, making sure boats can get through, and fishing corpses from its bleak depths. While recovering a drowned man, Wull's father the current Riverkeep is pulled under. When he emerges, he is no longer himself: A dark spirit possesses him. In an instant, Wull is Riverkeep, and he must care for his half-father.
When Wull hears that a cure for his father lurks in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach, he embarks on an epic journey down the river. Along the way, he faces death in any number of ways, meets people and creatures touched by magic and madness and alchemy, and finds courage he never knew he possessed.

" Stewart s] descriptions of Wull's world gripped in winter are brutal and beautiful, his monsters are terrifyingly plausible, and there are striking moments . . ." The New York Times
* "An intense bildungsroman as darkly comical as it is terrifying and violent . . . Stewart shows a dab hand at crafting memorable characters and thoroughly frightening opponents for them to face . . . A rich debut: Huck FinnmeetsMoby-Dick." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

About the Author

Martin Stewart has previously worked as a recycling technician, university lecturer, barman, golf caddy, and English teacher. A native of Glasgow, where he still lives, he enjoys buying books to feed his to-be-read pile, and combining the city s urban splendor with walks on the beaches of Scotland s west coast. Riverkeep is his first novel. Follow him on Twitter@martinjstewart."