Author(s): Ken Catran
Against the forces of evil and night, who will stand true? Slave-born, fated to seek a terrible truth from lost centuries, her only allies are a thief, a giant and an ancient prophecy. Together, they must seek answers to shrouded mysteries and resolve the fate of their world...but first they must survive a haunted landscape of monsters and ruthless lords. Unknown to her companions, the girl has another battle, uniquely her own. Before she can face the ungodly creatures who threaten humanity with a new age of darkness and evil incarnate, she must first defeat the darkness within herself. She is Nina of the Dark, thrust unwilling into a legacy of nightmare and violence. In a world balanced perilously on the edge of an abyss, she is the last hope...and she is afraid.
Ken Catran has been an established professional writer for some thirty years. His career began with television, including such series as Under the Mountain, Hanlon and Shortland Street. About fourteen years ago, he left television for young adult fiction, and has subsequently written some forty-six books. His subjects include history, war fiction, contemporary thrillers and science fiction and he is published internationally. Ken has won nine writing awards and is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Margaret Mahy Award for services to children's literature. He and his wife, Wendy - also an author - live in South Canterbury.