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y The Last Quarrel selected work   novel   fantasy  
Is part of The Arbalester Trilogy Duncan Lay 2015 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Gaelland is a nation gripped by fear. In the country, fishing boats return with their crews mysteriously vanished, while farms are left empty, their owners gone into the night, meals still on the table. In the cities, children disappear from the streets or even out of their own beds.

'The King tells his people that it is the work of selkies - mythical creatures who can turn from seals into men and back again - and witches. But no matter how many women he burns at the stake, the children are still being taken. Fallon is a man who has always dreamed of being a hero. His wife Bridgit just wants to live in peace and quiet, and to escape the tragedies that have filled her life. His greatest wish and her worst nightmare are about to collide.

'When an empty ship sails into their village, he begins to follow the trail towards the truth behind the evil stalking their land. But it is a journey that will take them both into a dark, dark place and nobody can tell them where it might end ...' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Last Quarrel : Episode One, Duncan Lay , 2015 single work novel fantasy

'In the country, fishing boats return with their crews mysteriously vanished, while farms are left empty, their owners gone into the night, meals still on the table. In the cities, children disappear from the streets or even out of their own beds. The King tells his people that it is the work of selkies – mythical creatures who can turn from seals into men and back again – and witches. But no matter how many women he burns at the stake, the children are still being taken.

'Fallon is a man who has always dreamed of being a hero. His wife Bridgit just wants to live in peace and quiet, and to escape the tragedies that have filled her life. His greatest wish and her worst nightmare are about to collide.

'When an empty ship sails into their village, he begins to follow the trail towards the truth behind the evil stalking their land. But it is a journey that will take them both into a dark, dark place and nobody can tell them where it might end...' (Publication summary)

The Last Quarrel : Episode Two, Duncan Lay , 2015 single work novel fable

'Prince Cavan is sure his younger brother, Swane, is behind the children going missing in the city. But his father refuses to listen and sends him away to investigate reports of selkies stealing people from the countryside. A furious Cavan fears this is part of a conspiracy. But then he meets Fallon, a simple country sergeant who has his own theories about the attacks on Gaelland. And what they cannot achieve apart, they must just do together … ' (Publication summary)

The Last Quarrel : Episode Three, Duncan Lay , 2015 single work novel fantasy

'Fallon’s worst nightmare has come true. The raiders struck at Baltimore and the village is gone. Everything he knew is gone. Everything but his son, Kerrin, found hiding. But the raiders just made their first mistake. Because now Fallon and his friends have nothing to lose. And they are willing to do anything to get their families back. A dangerous new player has just entered the struggle for Gaelland …' (Publication summary)

The Last Quarrel : Episode Four, Duncan Lay , 2015 single work novel fable

'Fallon and Prince Cavan are getting closer to the truth. They are tantalisingly close to discovering who is really behind the evil inside the country. Or is this all a trap and they are merely about to blunder into it? Meanwhile Bridgit, without her husband and son, is discovering that she has also left her fears behind and, just when they most need it, her enslaved people ...' (Publication summary)

The Last Quarrel : Episode Five, Duncan Lay , 2015 single work novel fantasy

'As Bridgit battles to find a way to free her people from slavery, Fallon thinks he has found a way to not only bring the families back home but end the reign of terror on the streets. But he and Prince Cavan are about to discover that they are but pawns in a dark game. And it is the fate of pawns to be sacrificed …' (Publication summary)

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