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Claire McFall


Also available as: eBook

Range: KelpiesTeen Paperback 320 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782504344 Publication date: 22nd June 2017
Genres: Adventure and Thriller, Fantasy, Romance Theme: Prize Winners Ferryman series Not available to buy in USA Canada
Can true love overcome the boundaries of death?

In the aftermath of a terrible train crash, Dylan emerges into a bleak wasteland. Only one other person is there: a boy.

Tristan is a ferryman, tasked with guiding Dylan through this wilderness, his cold presence her only protection from the strange dangers all around.

But is there more to Tristan than a heart deadened by duty?

An impossible choice awaits Dylan. What will she sacrifice for love?

Read by more than a million people worldwide, Ferryman is an enthralling and truly original story of a love that refuses to be limited by death.


'... Touching, often funny and sometimes harrowing... The 39 Steps crossed with The Lord of the Rings.'
-- The Guardian

'... a gripping read... enjoyable and compelling... as with the Harry Potter books, people of all ages will enjoy the mysterious world the author has created for us.'
-- Taipei Times

'Ferryman was happy, sad, gripping, beautiful, heart wrenching and everything in between.'
-- Read and Repeat blog

'Good characters, great development, compelling story and lovely prose.'
-- Queen Ella Bee Reads blog

'McFall has created great characters, a romance I loved and a landscape that is fresh. Highly recommend!'
-- Reading Away the Days blog

'Ferryman is an addictive read which will tear your heart out and rip it to shreds, but carry on reading because this story needs to be told!'
-- Readraptor blog

'Ferryman is a book that will have you hooked from the very first page, hooked to every word and storming through the book, 100% addicted.'
-- The Book Addicted Girl blog

'I very quickly fell in love with Claire McFall's Ferryman... It's a beautiful story, which sinks you deeper and deeper into the characters, the world and the suspense.'
-- Idea for Today blog

'It is a thrilling read that is emotionally captivating, is intense, uplifting and ultimately tragic all at the same time... Powerful, slightly tranquil, delicate and almost needs its own genre to describe it.'
-- Daydreamers Thoughts blog

'... a really interesting premise for a book carried out exceptionally well. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any young adult... I will also be recommending that the shop gets it in along with the sequel Trespassers'.
-- Kelly MacDonald (Waterstones Bookseller)

'Overall I thought Ferryman was brilliant, it’s honestly a must read, I can’t recommend this book enough.'
-- Fantastic Book Dragon blog

'A really interesting premise for a book carried out exceptionally well. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any young adult plus readers with an interest in the slightly unusual, looking for something a bit different from Vampires, witches etc. '
-- Kelly is reading, book blog

'fast-paced and exciting'
-- Chantelle McCathie, Wester Hailes Education Centre

'very intriguing'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'Claire McFall has brought to life a thought-provoking story about life and death with a fresh perspective on the afterlife that is brilliant and unexpected. Ferryman is a unique take on Greek mythology with vivid descriptions, a sweet love story, and a stunning journey. The romance between Dylan and Tristan is sincere and complicated as they travel through dangerous terrain and fight deadly wraiths. They have a fun banter and an easy chemistry, giving each other a chance at a new beginning. Tristan is more than a guide and protector, he's a calming force Dylan holds onto in her afterlife, while Dylan makes Tristan feel alive for the first time. Ferryman is a riveting love story with a fun spin on mythology and a unique approach to the afterlife.'
-- Manhattan Book Review



Claire McFall is a writer and a teacher who lives and works in the Scottish Borders. Her first book, Ferryman, was shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards, long-listed for the Branford Boase Award and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She is also the author…

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