Published by Bantam Spectra/Allison & Busby
USA (trade paperback)
also available on Ibooks for Apple
There are two different Audio book versions, hence two links per site:
Kel Boon was once an agent of the land’s most secret organisation, tracking and eliminating the Strangers from beyond Noreela. But then one horrifying encounter left his superior officer–and lover–dead, along with many innocents. Kel has been running ever since, hiding out as a simple wood-carver in the fishing village of Pavmouth Breaks. When when a mysterious island appears during a cataclysmic storm, sending tidal waves to smash the village, his training tells him to expect the worst. How can he warn the surviving villagers that the visitors may not be the peace-loving pilgrims they claim to be? That this might be the invasion he has long feared … and that he may be Noreela’s last chance?
” .. gripping adventure … (a) solidly constructed tale.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“this stand-alone story is a pulsepounding adventure with visceral thrills and Lebbon’s signature moral ambiguity.” – Booklist
“a uniquely terrifying horror fantasy that contrasts the homey comforts of a small seaport town with horrors that come from the realm of nightmares. A tandout choice for most dark fantasy readers.” – Library Journal