Feather and Bone By Lazlo Strangolov Published by Walker Books ISBN 978 1 4063 1660 5 Lazlo Strangolov lives underground in a bunker somewhere in the mountains of Romania. Strangolov is an author and scholar of Eastern European folk stories who firmly believed that the world would end 10 years ago at the dawn of the new millennium. On New Year's Eve, 1999, he took to his bunker ... and is still there. Aware that his millennium fears didn't come to pass, Strangolov has spent his time contemplating the fate of the world and furiously writing. Fortunately, the English writer Matt Whyman, a close friend of Strangolov, has been entrusted with the task of bringing the reclusive author's writings to the rest of us. Feather and Bone is the first Strangolov book to be published. It is an eerie and compelling folk novel not suitable for the squeamish or fainthearted. Strangolov takes us into a village in the depths of rural Romania where teenage Kamil lives with his mother. One day, Kamil's father walked into the nearby woods and hasn't been seen since. But no one wants to talk about what could have happened to him. Kamil and his mother live in a small cottage on the edge of the woods, and every time Kamil takes his dog for a walk along the woodland paths, he feels something is watching him. Feather and Bone is dark, unsettling and delicious.