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In the mystical Highlands of Scotland, Rork, missing his beloved gran, wakes up with the ability to hear voices. And not just any voices. Fantastically Rork can hear voices of the dead, which lead him to a charismatic banshee and a colorful near-death survivor. The three are bound together in a time-tested banshee tradition with perhaps a side-goal or two. In the course of ...more
Paperback, 349 pages
Published July 30th 2020 by Skyrocket Press
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The Fergus is an engaging story. I'm not sure what I was expecting honestly. I never really got into the Twilight series like a lot of my friends, so I sort of thought this would be a nice read, but not something that would blow me away. Was I ever wrong! I was drawn in from the first place, and being a big fan of all things fae, I was practically screaming at Rory to be careful as he followed the call of the banshee. Highly recommend, for adults young and old. ...more
In this YA fantasy novel set in the highlands of Scotland, Rork's beloved gran has died and his father wants to send him off to be an apprentice mason. Rork feels lost without his gran and he's starting to hear voices in his head that lead him to Boo, a banshee-in-training, who needs his help. She sends him and a minder, Deirdre, into the Shufftie. The Shufftie is land between the living and the dead and Rork and Deirdre must pass through several levels of ghosts. Welhouse's character's are lika ...more
I savored each chapter of "The Fergus" and didn't want it to end. In this novel Rork, the main character, seeks to reunite with his recently deceased grandmother in some "otherworldly" way. The connection to dreams and pondering the the possibilities of afterlife captivated me. Rork travels "mystically" and then uses his computer and technology skills to make connections with loved ones in the "other world". It read like like a cross between "A Wrinkle in Time" and Harry Potter as the plot revea ...more
Tori Grant Welhouse is a poet and writer from Green Bay. Her most recent poetry chapbook Vaginas Need Air won Etching Press’s 2020 chapbook contest. Her YA paranormal fantasy The Fergus won Skyrocket Press's 2019 novel-writing contest and will be released Summer 2020. She is an active volunteer with Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. More at https://www.torigrantwelhouse.com/ ...more