Milo, transformed into a luminous silver child keeps watch over the teeming City, now filled with children from all over the world. We meet Tanni and Parminder who lead the frightening Unearthers, children who are virtually human drills. But who is controlling them? Why are they draining Thomas of his beauty? Where is the Roar? And what is the significance of the mud dolls that Jenny makes? In an intense and page turning story, the destinies of these magical children unfold, as around them battlelines are drawn for the biggest fight ever between good and evil.
Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland, but has spend most of his life in the southeast of England. His daughter Rachel loved to hear stories from an early age. The Doomspell started as one of these. 'But before I knew what was happening,' says Cliff, 'the whole magical world of Ithrea just wanted to come to life in a bigger way. It wanted to live!'