London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 03, 2008 -- One very special creature is the protagonist of this novel, a narwhal whose tusk is found by the other protagonist. From that many strange events unfold and it seems all related to the sudden appearance of this peculiar aquatic monster.
Margaret Gill creates a story that already captured the attention of many, by a combination of special personalities as Gray Edmond who feels misunderstood by the community he lives in, and develops a strange sense of "uniqueness". But also the marine presence as an element and as a force of nature from which so many events begin characterised the story, which give a strong sense of mystery and offer a very special read to everyone.
Will Gray realise the danger that he is in? Will the narrow-minded and insular locals lash out in fear of the power of the Narwhal legend? As the book rushes towards its frenetic conclusion, nothing is certain.
Margaret Gill is an award winning and gifted writer. Narwhal is a mysterious and compelling tale of the effect of an urban legend on a community and on the life of one boy in particular. Gray, a wholly likeable and clearly gifted young man, with a special relationship with aquatic life, is a beacon of hope throughout the book. As Gill knits together this tale of fear, greed, friendship, misunderstanding and love, a wonderful story begins to unfold.
Narwhal captures the imagination and takes us on a journey exposing the brutal nature of selfishness within humanity, Gray's story elicits empathy in a world in which being different is heavily penalised.
Gill's melodic prose style will instantly grab your attention and keep you hanging on throughout. With the plot constantly evolving and surprising, she exhibits a marvellous range of descriptive powers as she lures us into this small isolated community on St. Hellicks.
Narwhal was shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Awards