Half Face (15+)
By Mara Li
Mara Li (1987) gets her inspiration from mythology and folk tales all over the world. Her first novel, The Voice of the Sea was nominated for the prestigious Harland Award for Best Dutch Fantasy Novel in 2015.
A unique YA psychological thriller with a dash of mythology
Nineteen-year-old Juliet has been suffering from nightmares ever since she survived a brutal attack on the Fallhallow National Bank. But she hopes to put those terrifying memories behind her on the day of the court trial. After all, with the criminal known as the Half-Face locked in chains, she will be perfectly safe...Until he manages to break free, that is, and grab the nearest hostage he can get his hands on.
What follows for Juliet is a long, exhausting journey through the harsh and unknown plains of Mongolia, forced to accompany a man who is as unreasonably violent as he is obsessively searching for his redemption.
Is the Half-Face insane and beyond hopes of rehabilitation? Or should she believe his own words, supported by the traditional shamans that htis tattoed man seeks to consult, and accept that he is possessed by a dangerous spirit.
Additional Information :
Published 2019 (Dutch/ Dutch Venture Publishing)
Complete English translation - ISBN: 9789492585325 - 250 pages - Paperback
World Rights (excl. Germany, World English & Dutch)