"I call you once, I call you twice, I call you three times over "
While out exploring a nearby loch with her brother Davie, Ellen mutters an old rhyme -- and an ancient creature answers her call. Ushig is a kelpie, a shape-shifting water wraith, and his intentions are naything but pure.
Dragged into a dark, parallel world, inhabited by creatures of Scottish legend, can Ellen save herself and her brother from Ushig and the predatory Queen of the Night?
'This is a thrilling, contemporary and darkly beautiful adventure.'
-- Teach Primary
'Ushig is the perfect, escapist, holiday read for 8-12 year olds.'
-- Suse Coon, Lothian Life
'Beautifully written... Challenging and engaging with plenty to discuss, this would work well as a group or guided reader.'
-- Sally Harrison, Write Away
'This book is well written and well researched, leaving the reader eager to learn more about the legends that surely inspired it. The plot is fast paced and believeable. The changes in location flow together seamlessly to create an immersive world that is incredibly powerful.'
-- School Librarian
'This was a really good book with a lot of detail and it explains the characters really well... It is a bit of fantasy, but realistic enough to make you want to read on.'
-- Naomi Whitney, Castlebrae Community High, Teen Titles
Posted on 10/11/15 inread more >