The Hush

In a world where music is power, one boy’s discovery that he can hear the song will change everything . . .

Chester is on the road, searching every town for clues about his father’s disappearance. But when he’s caught accidentally – and illegally – connecting with the Song as he plays his beloved fiddle, Chester is sentenced to death. Only a licensed Songshaper can bend music to their will. The axe is about to fall . . .

But there is someone else watching Chester. Someone who needs his special talents. Who can use him for their own ends. And who is hiding in The Hush, where Music can be deadly and Echoes can kill you with a touch.

Susannah is that someone. The young captain of the infamous Nightfall Gang has plans for Chester. Finally, she will have her revenge.

Release Date: 2 March 2015

Publisher: Random House Australia

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  • Australia and New Zealand – Random House
  • United States – Sky Pony Press

What are reviewers saying?

“A steampunk-tinged fantasy adventure with plenty of breath-holding action.” — Kirkus (Starred Review)

“The Hush is a imaginative, engaging and enthralling fantasy… I was hooked from the very first page and was torn between flying through the pages and trying to savor the storyline.” — Kelly, The Diva Booknerd

“[A] wonderful fantasy adventure. Fast paced, with a thoroughly entertaining storyline…” — Michelle, Lamont Books

“[The] descriptions of music are both original and beautiful… a strong recommendation for fans of YA adventure/ fantasy.” — Books + Publishing

“An engaging, thought-provoking story… Thoroughly enjoyable to read.” — Magpies Magazine

“The Hush is a perfect example of my favourite kind of young adult fantasy and I urge you to give it a go!” — The Book Kat

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