An excellent first book from this author that clips along at a nice pace and is full of adventure for readers in the YA category. One feels for both protagonists; the young Niall, and his banshee 'friend' Sathra, and the reader is never quite sure until the final pages as to the outcome.
The author has a fine use of English, especially when characters are moving from scene to scene - action and location being never muddied but always clear and descriptive.
A very good first novel.
Jonathan Winspear Review