The Boy in the Field: Overview

As you may have heard, I am releasing my new book The Boy in the Field next month. But who is the boy in the field? And why should you care?

Actually, the boy is not the main character in this book. You are. Oh yes! The Boy in the Field is a choose-your-own-plot fantasy novel. But this is not a light-hearted, fun-for-kids adventure. This is a game of life. Your choices change the direction of the story with consequences stretching beyond fighting monsters and finding treasure. Your choices change the lives of the characters. And that is why you should care.
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The Rage: Part 19

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“How do we know this isn’t a trap?” Emilia whispered as we crept along the dark, damp tunnel.

“Have you got a better idea?”

Emilia sighed heavily but said no more. Topi and I walk either side of her, our hands skimming the surface of the walls, gathering the dirt and slime as we feel our way along the tube. We lost all sight twenty minutes ago and now there is nothing ahead but darkness.

A voice nags at the back of my mind, asking if Emilia could be right. I tell myself that we have no choice. We die up there or we die down here. At least the tunnel may lead somewhere. At least here, we might live a little longer.

Emilia forces us to stop, complaining as ever that her feet hurt, her back hurts and she needs to pee. It’s hard to think how much I’m beginning to resent her. Putting her down will be easy when the time comes. I don’t expect it to be too far off now.

I keep walking while she rests, scouting the tunnel ahead for any sign of life or hope or light. There’s nothing. Just perpetual darkness.

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