The PlotThis is the story of a strong willed gypsy girl from the West of Ireland. Growing up on the family campsites throughout the country she has always been warned of dark shadows sweeping in from Eastern Europe. And so, on the eve of her 16th birthday, the rumours became a reality. The campsite was attacked and her family destroyed. During her escape she develops extraordinary powers, both mental and physical, that enable her to reach a magical Atlantic island, upon which, she would plot her revenge.
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ReadThis is the story of Gabriella O'Toole, a strong willed gypsy girl from the West of Ireland. Growing up on the family campsites throughout the country she has always been warned of dark shadows sweeping in from Eastern Europe.
LookThe cover was designed by the imaginative and gifted Caroline Herriot
ListenInspired by the book Greg Yule composed and arranged the wonderful "Gabby's Theme" Listen to it below and become lost in Gabby's world.
Reviews & Testimonials
[Stephenson]makes an entertaining emulsion of rhythm, danger, character empathy and the usual teenage dilemmas of getting to grips with hormones and emergent adulthood.- Irish Independent
Tolkien and JK Rowling built empires out of this blueprint. If Stephenson can build on this debut and bring further riches to what he intends to be a trilogy, who knows where this could lead.
The book features more than just excellent pacing; Gabby shows extraordinary, inspiring courage as she comes to terms with being suddenly alone in the world.- Connemara Journal
I thoroughly enjoyed it - didn't want to put it down,- Brendan O Scanaill, Connemara Community Radio
By empathising with the tumult that accompanies growing up and injecting the right amounts of peril, fantasy and realism, whilst also keeping the language colloquial and un-cluttered, Alan Stephenson has constructed a character that could capture the imagination of the elusive teen audience.- Galway Independent