16-year-old orphan Tom is not looking forward to having to stay at his boarding school over the summer. So when he gets a mysterious letter from his uncle, whom he has never met, inviting him to visit his farm in Suffolk for the holidays, Tom jumps at the chance.
However, he quickly realises something is menacing Mundham Farm: but does it come from outside, or from within?
Who or what are the Samdhya, the supernatural people described in the old handwritten diaries Tom finds in his uncle’s house?
As Tom starts to uncover the truth, he is confronted with a stark choice: on the one hand, infinite power; on the other, freedom. Which will he choose?
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PRAISE FOR WILDLORD
“Ancient sorcery and wild magic clash in this thrilling tale which explores love, loss, and the power of friendship.” – Katherine Langrish, author of From Spare Oom to War Drobe
“A gripping, morally complex fantasy by one of my favourite YA writers. Philip Womack deserves to be much more widely read.” – Meg Rosoff, author of The Great Godden
“Made me feel I was reading a classic from the shelves of my childhood.” – Jonathan Stroud, author of The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne
“Womack’s stylish prose makes this fantasy novel very much worth reading.” – The Irish Times
“Wildlord crackles with an otherworldly atmosphere reminiscent of the great Alan Garner.” – The Financial Times
“A richly atmospheric and beautifully written addition to literature about the fiercer kind of fairy.” – New Statesman
“A magical tale of malevolence, which spirits readers away on a journey through history and mystery.” The Echo
“Fans of Sarah Maria Griffin’s Other Words for Smoke will enjoy this darkly glittering and malevolently magical tale of found family, betrayal and power.” – Paper Lanterns
“If you’re looking for a gripping adventure with a supernatural edge, this is just the ticket.” – CityKids
“A beautifully written, highly imaginative fantasy adventure.” – The Meath Chronicle
“A wonderfully heady and atmospheric adventure … Womack is a fine writer.” – LoveReading4Kids
“Wildlord weaves magic and folklore into a thought-provoking teen adventure.” – CultureFly
“Philip Womack is skilful at creating suspense.” – Armadillo Magazine