Nate Wildenstern¿s brother has been killed, and the finger is
pointed at him . . . After nearly two years, eighteen-year-old Nate
returns home to the family empire ruled by his father ¿ the
ruthless Wildenstern Patriarch. But Nate¿s life is soon shattered
by his brother¿s death, and the Rules of Ascension, allowing the
assassination of one male family member by another, means he¿s
being blamed. He knows that he is not the murderer, but who is?
With the aid of his troublesome sister-in-law, Daisy, and his
cousin Gerald, he means to find out. But when the victims of the
family¿s tyrannical regime choose the funeral to seek their
revenge, they accidentally uncover the bodies of some ancient
Wildenstern ancestors, one of whom bears a Patriarch¿s ring. The
lives of Nate and his family are about to take a strange and
horrifying turn . . .
Ancient Appetites illustrates a writer who is without doubt going from strength to strength. Watch this space! -- Kieran Fanning Inis Combines the rich details of a 19th-century novel with science fiction ... Impressively imagined ... A well plotted and absorbing story -- Niall Macmonagle The Irish Times 20071013 Nate is an interesting character for readers to champion, and there are plenty of imaginative contraptions and detail for readers to enjoy Write Away! The talent of Oisin McGann's writing becomes all too apparent when both the leading and supporting characters are as distinctive and convincing as one another -- John Lloyd Waterstones.com One is well and truly hooked. Unexpected plot twists fill the pages Through the Looking Glass 20080101