Dylan has escaped a horrific train crash unscathed.
Except she hasn’t.
The bleak landscape around her isn’t Scotland. It’s a wasteland haunted by wraiths searching for human souls.
And the stranger waiting for her isn’t an ordinary boy. Tristan is a Ferryman, tasked with transporting her soul safely to the afterlife, a journey he’s made a thousand times before.
Except this time, something’s different.
Torn between love and destiny, Dylan realises she can’t let Tristan go, nor can she stay with him. Eventually, inevitably, the wraiths would capture her soul and she would be lost forever.
Can true love overcome the boundaries of death?
Ferryman is a thought-provoking and truly original story of a love that refuses to be limited by death. This stunning, award-winning debut novel is being reissued to coincide with the publication of the eagerly-anticipated sequel, Trespassers.
I like greek type stories. I especially love retellings. I’m a sucker for them. I can’t help myself and no I do not have a problem! The cover to this book, this one, is absolutely gorgeous and it does really show the theme and imagery for this story. Dylan, after realizing what had happened to her on the train, is being escorted across some wasteland by a mysterious guy named Tristan. Tristan is sworn to guide and protect her so that she may move forward with her afterlife. Think of Charon…
The beginning of the story did have me hooked. I wanted to know about Dylan and this relationship with her supposed father, but hopefully there will be answers in the coming second book.
The wasteland that Dylan travels through is a place that works and creates based on her emotional state that time. Kind of a scary thought when you really think about it. You find out that you died in this crash and this land goes off by your state of mind…I can’t imagine what I would have to travel through if my mind was like ‘wtf just happened to me?’ I’m a huge true crime fan too…no telling what my head will concoct.
I’m getting off track now.
I won’t go into great detail because there is going to be a second book and questions are raised and we don’t have all the answers as of right now. That’s the point of a series, lol.
I like the style of this story. I enjoyed how it was told. It was nice that it wasn’t told from the MC point of view. I don’t always enjoy that view because there’s always the idea that the MC isn’t very reliable – I have to be in the mood for an unreliable narrator, just saying. Tristan is an interesting character. He takes the form of whoever he is guiding is most comfortable. It was kind of cute when he talks about how he took the form of Santa Clause for a young child…cute but a little sad.
I think my only genuine complaint, not really a complaint, is the relationship establishing between Tristan and Dylan. I had a hard time buying that there ‘had’ to be some sort of feelings of romance between them. Dylan wanted to stay with Tristan more than anything and I just…I wasn’t entirely on board with them. This is the first book so perhaps it’ll be developed better, but right now, I’m not entirely convinced.
But that’s just me. I look forward to a second book and seeing how this story plays out.