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  • Published: 4 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448198214
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

The Young Dread



A gripping short story from the Seeker world, which delves deeper into one of the series' most enigmatic characters: The Young Dread.

The Young Dread lives outside the stream of time: frozen for vast stretches, centuries old yet inhabiting the form of a teenage girl. When she's awake in the world, she can hear an enemy approach from a mile away, manipulate a whipsword into a thousand forms, and attack with it faster than the human eye can see.

The Young Dread observes the training of the families known as Seekers. Past and future intertwine in Seeker traditions - they are the keepers of both ancient knowledge and advanced weapons - and the Dreads must oversee it all, testing their skills, swearing them to loyalty, bringing them justice.

Arwen Elys Dayton takes readers on a journey to follow this ageless Dread's footsteps. For this time, when the Young Dread wakes, things will change. She is about to discover the first threads of a web in which she and so many others will be trapped.

  • Published: 4 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448198214
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

About the author

Arwen Elys Dayton

Arwen Dayton has written screenplays and novels, including Sovereign’s Holdand Resurrection, the #1 Amazon bestseller in sci-fi in both the US and the UK.She spends months doing research for her stories (including climbing into the Great Pyramid at Giza with nothing but a torch while developing Resurrection) and enjoys creating complete worlds inhabited by characters who charm, frustrate or inspire. Arwen lives with her Internet mogul husband and their three children in the hills near Santa Monica, California.

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Praise for The Young Dread

Fans of Veronica Roth’s 'Divergent', Marie Lu’s 'Legend', and Suzanne Collins’s 'The Hunger Games' series: your next obsession has arrived

Sara Saxton, School Library Journal

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