Nightpeople

nightpeople Hi ResUQP, 2005

  • Shortlisted: Western Australian Premier’s Literary Awards
  • CBCA Notable Australian Children’s Book
  • Shortlisted: Aurealis Awards for Australian Speculative Fiction

When you have nowhere left to run, the only place is the sky…

Saria is the last of her kind, the final child of the Darklands, a quarantined expanse of outback desert, contaminated generations earlier by the remote and mysterious Nightpeople. In a dying world, she is the last ray of hope.

Spirited away at her birth before the Nightpeople could remove her from the genetic pool, Saria, now in her early teens, is summoned to appear before the Council of Dreamers. There she discovers the story of her past, and the nightmare truth of her people’s future, and as history draws the darklanders towards an inevetable fate, Saria determines to take the only course available to her, whatever the cost…

The first book of The Darklands Trilogy, Nightpeople explores a society turned in upon itself, and a future which readers will find both alien and disturbingly familiar.