Imagine if you were able to change history. By altering one tiny thing you could start a chain of catastrophic events. Ethan is one of the Named, fated to stop this ever happening, although the forces of chaos have other ideas and Ethan is finding it more and more difficult to stay one step ahead. He is also a normal schoolboy, whose life is rapidly becoming far too confusing. So when Isabel arrives on the scene she is only going to make matters worse ...or is she? This is history in the making - literally.
Succeeds brilliantly in being that unusual thing - a book which appeals to both boys and girls A very contemporary adventure, combining thrilling suspense and intriguing relationships
Praise for 'Old Magic': 'A confident debut that announces the arrival of a bright, lively new voice' TES Praise for 'The Named': 'Another gripping teenage novel from the author of Old Magic. Once more Marianne Curley pulls off a thrilling, complicated and magical story while keeping a firm grip on the reality of present day life' Irish Independent 'This pacey, contemporary mix of action, suspense and fiery relationships is cleverly calculated to appeal to both boys and girls' Books Magazine 'Marianne Curley's second novel, "The Named", succeeds in combining the contemporary with the historical in this lively, eventful adventure' The Bookseller
Marianne Curley's debut novel Old Magic established her place as an exciting and original voice in the world of children's literature and has sold in 13 countries. Marianne lives in New South Wales, Australia.