Ireland, 1890: two immortals prowl in search of food for their ‘Angel’ and they will stop at nothing to maintain their grip on life. A seamstress, the young man who loves her, and a magician soon find themselves imprisoned in the immortals' country estate. Here, they are nothing but food and entertainment. Soon they will be nothing at all.


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What does it mean to be alive? What is it worth to stay alive?

Ireland, 1890: two ruthless immortals prowl the theatre district in search of food for their ‘Angel’. Ancient, pitiless and caring for none but their own twisted family, they will stop at nothing to maintain their grip on life.

A seamstress, the young man who loves her and a penniless American magician soon find themselves imprisoned in a snow-bound country estate, the latest additions to the family’s warped collection. Here, they are nothing but food, nothing but entertainment, and soon they will be nothing at all.

Many miles from their homes and fighting for survival, Tina, Joe and Harry will come to understand that far more is at stake than their lives.

‘Ireland’s answer to J.K. Rowling … at the forefront of Irish fantasy writing’ Sunday Independent

Celine Kiernan

Celine Kiernan is an Irish author of fantasy novels for young adults. She is best known for The Moorehawke Trilogy. Her fourth book, Into the Grey, won both the CBI Book of the Year Award and the CBI Children's Choice Award in 2012. It won the 2013 Readers' Association of Ireland Award for best book. Born and raised in Dublin, she now lives in Virginia, Co. Cavan.

a rich, dark and at times terrifying historical fantasy thriller

Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide

the story is fantastic, everything that happens is bizarre and nothing is ever predictable. I let myself be swept away by this amazing book and think it's a terrific read

a dark Gothic fantasy for older teens

Irish Independent

Celine Kiernan blends the supernatural, sci-fi and romance to superb effect … compelling

Sunday Independent

Kiernan’s blending of historical detail and the supernatural is both adept and insightful … It is Kiernan’s well-researched detail that gives Resonance a sense of heft and quality, where this could easily have been just another work of briefly sketched historical supernaturalism … reminded me of H.P. Lovecraft’s Imprisoned with the Pharaohs

this is a dark tale asking deep questions about the existence of God and the meaning of life and friendship. It will intrigue fans and new readers alike and is a must if you are a fan of Dracula or The Picture of Dorian Grey. With this book Kiernan has absolutely become the Queen of Irish Gothic Fiction


What a book! Lovely, scary historical thriller!


Also by Celine Kiernan:

The Poison Throne
Into the Grey
The Crowded Shadows
The Rebel Prince

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