Sam wants to be an ordinary fourteen-year-old boy. But he's not. He is the victim of a terrible curse that has turned him into something to be hated. Homeless, parentless and a danger to his friends, Sam has gone into hiding.But what he doesn't know is that he is being watched; stalked by The Companions, a murderous cult who need Sam to fulfil an earth-shattering prophecy. And when they kidnap his friend, Adda-Leigh, Sam is drawn into a twisted world of barbaric rituals and ruthless ambition - where the only chance of survival lies in using the powers he hates . . .
Thomas Bloor is the author of five children's novels, including The Memory Prisoner, which won the 1999 Fidler Award, and The House of the Eyes, winner of the 2003 Stockton Children's Book of the Year Award. Before becoming an author, Thomas Bloor worked as a school librarian, an art technician, a classroom assistant and artificial flower-maker. He lives in London with his wife, two daughters and two cats.