Before I started to read this book I wasn't sure if it was going to be for me. Well I shouldn't have worried! I was swept in right from the start. Here's the synopsis:
What would you do if your life was filled with fear: hide, run away - or would you fight back?
In a city at war with itself, Jeremiah Tully already knows how to survive, now he must learn how to live. Mute from birth, of mixed race heritage and his only possession a charmed flute, Jeremiah tries to discover where his remarkable talent as a musician will take him.
Briefly because I hate giving away the plot of any book, it's about Jeremiah Tully a young mixed race boy who's been abandoned by his mum into the care of a brutish landlord of a run down guest house. Jeremiah is unable to speak and gets by in the gang ravished town were he lives by playing his flute for tips. His flute was a present from his mother, left in the care of his landlord until his 9th birthday. The gangs are becoming more aggressive and the population are too frightened to do anything about the situation. Jeremiah gets pulled into the heart of the trouble as disaster creeps ever closer.
The story is well structured and fast paced and the action keeps coming as the tension builds. I could clearly picture the characters and the descriptions were good making this an engaging read. It more than held my interest, dragging me back at every opportunity to find out what was going to happen next!
Yes I would definitely recommend this book, it's a great read!